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Is the U.S. Prepared for a Coronavirus Pandemic? (Guest: Dr. Jane Orient)

February 4, 2020

Should Americans be ducking for cover from the coronavirus? Dr. Jane Orient says the public needs to be cautious because there are too many unknowns.

What is the threat of the coronavirus? More people may have been exposed than we know. There is no treatment, just prevention and quarantines may or may not work. Orient also discusses two unrelated matters involving her organization’s lawsuit again Congressman Adam Schiff for trying to stifle information on vaccinations and an amicus brief AAPS filed in the abortion case before the Supreme Court in March, stating states are not out of bounds for requiring abortion doctors to have hospital privileges.   
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AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. @HCPolicy
Jane M. Orient, M.D. is executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. @jorient