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Opinion/Editorial Health Care
May 28, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
California Governor Gavin Newsom needs to show actual science if he continues to shut down California's economy.
May 27, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Whether school closings and stay-at-home orders slow an outbreak is an important and really challenging research question. This question must be answered before we compare economic costs and health benefits.
May 26, 2020
By Clifford Thies
It is common knowledge and well-established scientifically that fear degrades the immune system. Coronavirus is making this evident.
May 20, 2020
By Joseph A. Morris
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12th.
May 20, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
The long-term economic effects of the COVID-19 shutdown will be felt for years to come.
May 19, 2020
By Kevin Dayaratna
Professor Neil Ferguson, who led the COVID-19 modeling team at Imperial College in London, resigned May 5 from his government advisory role after breaking the very same British lockdown rules that he had a role in influencing.
May 15, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
That two weeks or two months of lockdown would prevent the feared deaths from ever occurring was a false hope.
May 14, 2020
By Joseph A. Morris
As the philosopher Rahm Emanuel once said, "Never let a good crisis go to waste."
May 13, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
Efforts to get us to accept and even support more of this government intrusion and data mining into our private affairs is one of the great dangers facing us in the coronavirus crisis.
May 13, 2020
By Jeff Stier
What were public health officials at every level of government doing last year? Were they preparing for a pandemic? Or were they using their office to meddle with your lifestyle choices?
May 11, 2020
By Viv Forbes
Fudged figures and muddled modules highlight the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 7, 2020
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
The idea of “flattening the curve” was to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. It was a delaying tactic, with no prospect of ending the disease.
May 6, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
President Trump recently announced “Operation Warp Speed,” a plan for a novel coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020.
May 5, 2020
By Jeff Stier
There seems to be an inclination among policy-makers that adherence to evidence-based policy-making is a luxury we can only afford when not in a crisis.
May 1, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Would you try an unproven drug to treat COVID-19? Is it your right?
April 29, 2020
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
The American Medical Association and many other professional organizations demand “peer-reviewed science” before they will recommend or even accept the re-purposing of a long-established anti-malaria drug to treat or prevent COVID-19.
April 28, 2020
By David Wojick
While they are occurring on vastly different time scales, the Covid-19 panic and the climate change panic are remarkably similar.
April 27, 2020
By Clifford Thies
Clinical trials do more than inform us whether a drug is effective. They inform us when a drug is effective, in what combinations, in what dosages, and what are the counter indications.
April 23, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
We have experienced unprecedented economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing policies. Twenty two million Americans lost jobs in four weeks.
April 22, 2020
By Clifford Thies
The results of clinical trials are making their way to publication showing hydroxychloroquine to be effective in many, although possibly not all, situations. The American media is silent on these studies.