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In the Tank, Ep 289: Big Tech Censorship, COVID Passport Update
1:30:14
April 8, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Nate Myers present episode 289 of the In The Tank Podcast. In a recent example of big tech censorship, an episode of the In The Tank Podcast was removed by YouTube. The ITT crew discusses this specifically and big tech censorship in general. Later, they talk about an update to the COVID vaccine passport story covered in the previous episode. OPENING CHIT CHAT In The Tank ep281 was taken off YouTube BIG TECH CENSORSHIP Heartland Institute – Six Principles for State Legislators Seeking to Protect Free Speech on Social Media Platforms https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/six-principles-for-state-legislators-seeking-to-protect-free-speech-on-social-media-platforms Redstate – Section 230 Does Not Protect Big Tech From State Anti-Censorship Laws https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2021/03/31/section-230-does-not-protect-big-tech-from-state-anti-censorship-laws-n353229 Heartland Institute – Testimony Before the Wyoming Joint Committee on Judiciary on SF 100, Prohibiting Viewpoint Discrimination by Interactive Social Media Websites and providing a Private Case of Action https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/testimony-before-the-wyoming-joint-committee-on-judiciary-on-sf-100-prohibiting-viewpoint-discrimination-by-interactive-social-media-websites-and-providing-a-private-cause-of-action VACCINE PASSPORT UPDATE CNBC – Stop Saying Covid vaccine passport and learn from messaging missteps of the past https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/07/frank-luntz-and-brian-castrucci-op-ed-stop-saying-covid-vaccine-passport.html Washington Post – We tested the first state ‘vaccine passport.’ Here’s what worked – and didn’t https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/04/08/vaccine-passport-new-york-excelsior-pass/

1:30:14
April 8, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Nate Myers present episode 289 of the In The Tank Podcast. In a recent example of big tech censorship, an episode of the In The Tank Podcast was removed by YouTube. The ITT crew discusses this specifically and big tech censorship in general. Later, they talk about an update to the COVID vaccine passport story covered in the previous episode. OPENING CHIT CHAT In The Tank ep281 was taken off YouTube BIG TECH CENSORSHIP Heartland Institute – Six Principles for State Legislators Seeking to Protect Free Speech on Social Media Platforms https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/six-principles-for-state-legislators-seeking-to-protect-free-speech-on-social-media-platforms Redstate – Section 230 Does Not Protect Big Tech From State Anti-Censorship Laws https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2021/03/31/section-230-does-not-protect-big-tech-from-state-anti-censorship-laws-n353229 Heartland Institute – Testimony Before the Wyoming Joint Committee on Judiciary on SF 100, Prohibiting Viewpoint Discrimination by Interactive Social Media Websites and providing a Private Case of Action https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/testimony-before-the-wyoming-joint-committee-on-judiciary-on-sf-100-prohibiting-viewpoint-discrimination-by-interactive-social-media-websites-and-providing-a-private-cause-of-action VACCINE PASSPORT UPDATE CNBC – Stop Saying Covid vaccine passport and learn from messaging missteps of the past https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/07/frank-luntz-and-brian-castrucci-op-ed-stop-saying-covid-vaccine-passport.html Washington Post – We tested the first state ‘vaccine passport.’ Here’s what worked – and didn’t https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/04/08/vaccine-passport-new-york-excelsior-pass/
 
1:12:51
April 1, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 288 of the In The Tank Podcast. New York has officially launched their “vaccine passport” program for COVID, which grants permission to citizens who have received their vaccine to access sporting events and other public places. The ITT crew gives their take on this plan. Later, they talk explain how the proposed “infrastructure” bill is Green New Deal legislation in disguise. VACCINE PASSPORTS USA Today – New York launches nation’s first ‘vaccine passports.’ Others are working on similar ideas, but many details must be worked out https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/26/covid-vaccine-passports-new-york-first-vaccination-proof-system/6976009002/ The Epoch Times – New York Officially Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Passport https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-york-officially-launches-covid-19-vaccine-passport_3752045.html Washington Free Beacon – COVID Tracking Apps Have Eerie Echoes of Chinese Surveillance System https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/covid-tracking-apps-have-eerie-echoes-of-chinese-surveillance-system/ INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN White House unveils $2 trillion infrastructure and climate plan, setting up giant battle over size and cost of government https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/03/31/biden-infrastructure-climate-plan/ Biden infrastructure plan includes massive spending and regulations to curb climate change https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/biden-infrastructure-plan-climate-change-investment Tax Foundation - Evaluating Proposals to Increase the Corporate Tax Rate and Levy a Minimum Tax on Corporate Book Income https://taxfoundation.org/biden-corporate-income-tax-rate/ Biden Set To Unveil Expansive $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan https://www.npr.org/2021/03/31/982908847/biden-set-to-unveil-expansive-2-trillion-infrastructure-plan
 
46:10
March 23, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Bethany Marcum, CEO of Alaska Policy Forum. The discussion focuses on health care policy and reforms that would lower costs and bring more accessible care to Alaskans. These reforms consist of repealing certificate of need laws, expanding tele-medicine and direct primary care. Read more here: https://alaskapolicyforum.org/2020/06/report-health-care-costs-alaska/ https://alaskapolicyforum.org/2021/03/certificate-of-need-repeal-would-benefit-alaskans/
 
1:34:52
March 4, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely, AnneMarie Schieber, and Samantha Fillmore are joined by Isaac Orr on episode 284 of the In The Tank Podcast. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has decided to open up his state 100% and throw the mask mandate on the ash heap of history. The left, the media, and mask worshippers are losing their minds. Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in trouble after multiple allegations of sexually harassing younger female staffers -- which might have made it easier for the legislature to remove the dictatorial "emergency" powers he has wielded like an incompetent emperor for a year. The ITT crew also wonders why six Dr. Seuss books have to be canceled and destroyed, rather than just amended for more-sensitive modern audiences. Show notes: Texas gov. lifts mask mandate, opens businesses https://news.yahoo.com/texas-gov-lifts-mask-mandate-011518262.html Are Mask Mandates Crumbling? https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/03/are-mask-mandates-crumbling.php Death rates from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-us-by-state/ Heart Disease Mortality by State https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/heart_disease_mortality/heart_disease.htm 6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/books-nix-books-dr-seuss-works-halted-racist-76198355? In Defense of Dr. Seuss https://spectator.org/dr-seuss-books-canceled/
 
45:40
February 26, 2021
Christina Herrin interviews Amber Freed, CEO & Founder of SLC6A1 Connect. Amber is a mother, wife, and rare disease advocate for her son Maxwell. The interview focuses on expediting approval of cures for rare diseases. COVID-19 has been on the forefront of medical discussions over the past year and with RNA technology vaccines have been approved in record time. These same record breaking approval processes could be applied to other rare disease groups to expedite approvals as well. To read more about Mila and her battle with Batten disease - https://slc6a1connect.org/2021/02/15/the-girl-that-changed-everything/
 
1:49:49
December 29, 2020
Bart Madden is the author of the book Free To Choose Medicine: Better Drugs Sooner at Lower Cost; a book that offers a compelling argument for the freedom of every patient, guided by the advice of his or her doctor, to make informed decisions about the use of not-yet-FDA-approved therapeutic drugs, that are in late stages of clinical testing. Mr. Madden is recently retired as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse/Holt after a career in money management and investment research that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates. During his career, he developed the cash-flow return on investment (CFROI) valuation framework that is widely used today by money management firms worldwide. Mr. Madden is currently an independent researcher and a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). His research has focused on the themes of knowledge building and wealth creation being able to exist simultaneously in businesses, and these themes are represented in his various books including - Value Creation Principles: The Pragmatic Theory of the Firm Begins with Purpose and Ends with Sustainable Capitalism, Wealth Creation: A Systems Mindset for Building and Investing in Businesses for the Long Term, and Reconstructing Your Worldview: The Four Core Beliefs You Need to Solve Complex Business Problems. Mr. Madden is a proponent of the application of systems thinking to public policy, and his work in public policy has resulted in the Free To Choose Medicine (http://freetochoosemedicine.com/) plan, which was originally developed in journal articles published in Regulation, Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals, and Medical Hypotheses. Mr. Madden is passionate about the passage of a Free To Choose Medicine Act which would be a defining moment for Americans giving control of medical decisions back to individual patients and their doctors.
 
35:16
December 22, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy at The Heartland Institute, discusses the benefits of tele-health with Dr. Colin Banas. COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live our daily lives and has given more reason to make tele-health a permanent solution to accessing affordable and quality health care. Colin Banas, MD, MSHA Chief Medical Officer Colin Banas is an Internal Medicine Hospitalist and the former Chief Medical Information Officer for VCU Health System in Richmond, VA prior to stepping down after 15 fulfilling years to pursue consulting. He is proud to have testified before the U.S. Senate and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) on the topic of Health IT and the Meaningful Use Program and is a former Health IT Fellow for the ONC. His interests center the role of big-data and analytics on patient outcomes and on novel forms of Clinical Decision Support, those that are outside of the realm of traditional rules and alerts, and include real-time dashboarding and intuitive usability designs. He also helped spearhead the VCU effort to participate in the Open Notes initiative, where patients have access to their clinical documentation in real time. In 2017 Dr. Banas was humbled to receive the HIMSS-AMDIS award for Physician Executive of the Year from his peers. https://drfirst.com/
 
1:10:02
December 17, 2020
Andy Singer, digital media manager at The Heartland Institute, interviews Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, on the future of health care. What will health care look like in 2021? How has COVID-19 exposed policy flaws and how to address needed reform? The discussion focuses on the recent vaccine approval via operation Warp Speed, and the potential to apply similar expedited processes to other disease groups. What should states look to address in the upcoming session? Biden care has been a topic of discussion and one we need to consider combating in 2021.
 
1:42:03
November 25, 2020
In this episode of The Heartland Institute's Health Care News Podcast, Vice President Jim Lakely and Health Care News Managing Editor AnneMarie Schieber let out some frustrations about the way the media and government are mask-shaming the public, locking down our economy again, and giving mixed messages on vaccines and other treatments for COVID-19.
 
12:52
November 18, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews AnneMarie Schieber, research fellow and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. The discussion revolves around COVID-19 lockdowns, potential vaccines, and upcoming federal hearings for early at home COVID treatment. Watch the live Senate hearing here: https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/early-outpatient-treatment-an-essential-part-of-a-covid-19-solution
 
53:46
November 10, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Dr. Mary Ruwart, biomedical researcher and ethicist. Dr. Ruwart holds a BS in biochemistry (1970), and a Ph.D. in biophysics (1974) from Michigan State University. After two and a half years on the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Ruwart spent nineteen years as a pharmaceutical research scientist for the Upjohn Company. She currently chairs an IRB (Institutional Review Board), consults with nutraceutical companies, and has been an expert witness against the FDA. One of Ruwart's latest publications: Death by Regulation: http://www.ruwart.com/product/death-regulation) Her website: http://www.ruwart.com/
 
32:12
October 22, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Daniel Savickas, regulatory policy manager at FreedomWorks. The discussion focuses on the Most Favored Nations (MFN) Drug Price Controls Scorecard that FreedomWorks recently launched. (linked below) Looking toward free market solutions and ways the current system can be reformed to lower prescription drug prices. Press Release: https://www.freedomworks.org/content/freedomworks-foundation-launches-mfn-drug-price-controls-scorecard