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July 5, 2020
Where Are We with COVID-19?
Deaths to date relative to projected deaths in an unmitigated pandemic provide one measure of where we are at in the pandemic.
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July 2, 2020
Herds and the Policy Response to COVID-19
Our elected executives face a bias to action, worsened by the 24-hour news cycle and running tallies of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Health Care
June 26, 2020
Defund the CDC
After the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, we should seriously consider replacing the CDC with an agency focused exclusively on infectious diseases.
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Health Care
June 18, 2020
Sports and COVID Risk
Sports across the world are beginning restarts. Is this worth the risk?
Health Care
June 12, 2020
The WHO Follies, Redux
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.
Government & Politics
June 9, 2020
Tragedies of Our Time: Pandemic, Planning, and Racial Politics
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.

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Health Care
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 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 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.
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 4, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
A project operated by Verily Life Sciences to wipe out mosquitos that spread diseases including dengue fever, malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika among others, is having success in tests at three sites in California.
May 1, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Would you try an unproven drug to treat COVID-19? Is it your right?
April 30, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Numerous cities and states with plastic bag bans are suspending these policies in response to public health concerns raised about the safety of alternative reusable bags during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.
April 21, 2020
By Gregory Wrightstone
In the first several weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the media alternated between providing information on the scope and possible dreadful consequences of the contagion and vilifying President Trump over his supposed failures in managing the pandemic.
April 20, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
The life values traded off in stay at home orders are fundamental to us as persons - how we face fear versus protecting our families. Freedom exists precisely so people not sharing the same values do not have to impose their choices on each other.
April 20, 2020
By Clifford Thies
The results of the first scientific survey of serology in a well-defined population has been conducted and – guess what? – the mortality rate for Coronavirus is not much different from that of the ordinary flu.
April 17, 2020
By Leo Pusateri
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were once touted as an easily transferrable, cost-effective way to record patient care, but more than a decade after their introduction, they are a subject of heated debate.
April 17, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Several lawsuits seek monetary damages from the Chinese government for the COVID-19 pandemic. Politicians seem to like the idea too.
April 17, 2020
By Jeff Stier, Henry I. Miller
President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization.
April 16, 2020
By Madeline Peltzer
After publicly calling attention to the problem eight years, physicians say there has been little to no change in the way insurance companies cover prescription medications for suicidal patients considered in danger of a drug overdose.
April 15, 2020
By Marilyn Singleton
During my last visit to the grocery store, the clerk directed me to the hermetically sealed conveyor belt and, grinning proudly, said, “Welcome to the new normal.”
April 15, 2020
By Clifford Thies
We have yet to record meaningful samples of the general population with regard to the prevalence of coronavirus, the distribution of its outcomes, and the build-up of immunity.