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Opinion/Editorial Health Care
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.