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Health Care
November 20, 2020
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Now that we have a randomized controlled trial (RCT) about masks, will it change what you do?
November 18, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Imagine a world where your local membership shopping club or health/fitness club could sell health insurance to members
November 9, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Two physicians who are leading the charge on early at-home COVID-19 treatment to reduce hospitalization and death, have themselves become infected with the virus and following the regiment they, themselves preach
November 6, 2020
By Christina Herrin
If government can’t accomplish the task of properly counting ballots in a timely manner, it is not capable of managing our health care system
October 26, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Keeping communities locked down has resulted in several unintended consequences
October 12, 2020
By Christina Herrin
CON laws adversely affect health care costs
October 7, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Currently, 35 states are bound by certificate of need (CON) laws
October 2, 2020
By Christina Herrin
The “Healthy Checkout Ordinance,” which passed unanimously, is yet just another example of Berkeley’s City Council projecting their will upon the public
September 17, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Since the coronavirus pandemic, several governors have exerted unprecedented powers under the guise of taming the outbreak
September 9, 2020
By Christina Herrin
Businesses have been shut down for months. Millions have become unemployed. Schools remain closed.
August 28, 2020
By Christina Herrin
For mostly political reasons, hydroxychloroquine has become a highly controversial drug
August 27, 2020
By Christina Herrin
For mostly political reasons, hydroxychloroquine has become a highly controversial drug
August 24, 2020
By Jim Lakely
Dr. David Gortler will serve as Senior Advisor to FDA Commissioner Dr. Steven Hahn
August 6, 2020
By Steve Goreham
U.S. public transit ridership has been declining for the last five years and the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the decline.
August 3, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Experts in public health and epidemiology have driven policy making during the COVID-19 pandemic. How much should we trust experts?
July 28, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
The surge in COVID-19 cases since June has led to much speculation that states began reopening too soon.
July 24, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Following COVID-19, it's time we rethink our medical care system.
July 17, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is reading that non-pharmaceutical interventions like social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and business closures are saving lives. They are not.
July 5, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Deaths to date relative to projected deaths in an unmitigated pandemic provide one measure of where we are at in the pandemic.
July 2, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Our elected executives face a bias to action, worsened by the 24-hour news cycle and running tallies of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
June 26, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
After the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, we should seriously consider replacing the CDC with an agency focused exclusively on infectious diseases.
June 18, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Sports across the world are beginning restarts. Is this worth the risk?
June 12, 2020
By Jeff Stier, Henry I. Miller
The World Health Organization this week showed once again why the motto on its official seal should be, Aperto Ore, Pede Inserta, or in English: Open Mouth, Insert Foot.
June 9, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
People are being forced back into a new tribalism and a new racial and ethnic collectivism in the public arena due to the renewed insistence on “group-think” that is reinforced by a variety of government policies.
June 8, 2020
By Charles Battig
Fear is a valuable, basic human emotion which functions as a self-preservation instinct. The ruling class is using fear as a tool to control the masses.
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 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 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 11, 2020
By S.T. Karnick, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, Christina Herrin, Andy Singer
‘Pritzker’s behavior is not just cautious, nor simply callous in the extreme. It is tyrannical.’
May 11, 2020
By Viv Forbes
Fudged figures and muddled modules highlight the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 7, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber, Christina Herrin
‘With the gig economy taking flight, future generations need flexible, affordable, coverage and this bill is a step in the right direction.’
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.