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New COVID-19 Findings Confirm What We Have Learned Since The Beginning. A Targeted Response Is More Important Than Ever.

September 7, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent weekly provisional mortality update has caused a stir. It says: For 6% of deaths [involving COVID-19], COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per […]

Not News: Minnesota Democrat Governor Lifts Hydroxychloroquine Ban

August 23, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ A Republican governor who lifts a ban on the use of hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 would understandably not be big news. However what would be a major news development would be if a Democrat governor lifted such a ban. In fact the Democrat governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, did lift such […]

What We Know Now About Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19

August 2, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ Early in health officials’ response to the pandemic, one drug offered hope of a safe, widely available, and cheap therapeutic that would break the death grip that COVID-19 held on the world. However, after its promised efficacy didn’t materialize in large, statistically significant numbers, enthusiasm for the drug, hydroxychloroquine, quickly waned. […]

Newsweek Publishes Op-Ed Blasting Media Hate Of Hydroxychloroquine Treatment For COVID-19

July 28, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ Something strange seems to be going on with Newsweek. Although few are still aware it even exists and even fewer actually read it, they sometimes publish stories that diverge drastically from its usual liberal orthodoxy. Perhaps they are willing to sometimes commit such heresy simply to draw attention. And in the case […]

HHS Acts To Preserve Religious Freedom At Hospitals During Pandemic

July 23, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took two important steps Tuesday to protect religious freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s Office for Civil Rights announced that patients at hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System may receive visits by clergy amid the pandemic. And, the office said, […]

During COVID-19, Cutting Red Tape Helps Front-Line Nurses Save Lives

June 10, 2020 by

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By Kelsey Bolar ~ When the New York tri-state area became the epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, nurses from across the country answered the call. “I’ve never felt so much that I’m exactly where I need to be right now,” says Clare Shanley, a nurse from Richmond, Virginia, who volunteered to work in New […]

No Returning To Normal Until We Relearn Trust

May 25, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember when the pivotal health objective was to “flatten the curve” — before the back to life and business goal post marker got moved to “beating the virus?” We should now realize that COVID-19 isn’t going to entirely go away anytime soon — maybe never. Summer may provide a respite. By […]

Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing Into Latest Phone Update

May 22, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology. Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a person with the coronavirus. This project was begun in an effort […]

WHO Is A Mess, But America Can’t Reform It Alone

May 21, 2020 by

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By Brett Schaefer ~ President Donald Trump has sharply criticized the World Health Organization and its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for months. The administration’s dissatisfaction resulted in a decision last month to “halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and […]

‘Operation Warp Speed’ Seeks COVID-19 Vaccine By January

May 16, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump on Friday announced “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to accelerate development of a vaccine for the coronavirus by January. The program is a joint venture by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Department, Trump said. To lead the effort to find a vaccine against […]

Unless Health Care Workers Return To Work ASAP, More Hospitals Could Close

May 4, 2020 by

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By Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. ~ COVID-19 hit America like a stroke—sudden, unexpected, and devastating. And like a stroke, the damage can be permanent. However, the sooner we intervene, the greater the chance to return to health. Among America’s first responders, medical professionals and health care workers have been heroes in the early fight against this […]

How Close Is US To Herd Immunity For COVID-19? What The Numbers Show

April 28, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ There has been considerable interest lately in Sweden’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Sweden’s top epidemiologist, Dr. Anders Tegnell, Sweden is expected to achieve herd immunity in several weeks’ time. Sweden pursued a much more relaxed mitigation strategy, practicing social distancing while avoiding a national lockdown, and approximately 20% […]

Coronavirus Commission Offers 5-Phase Plan For Getting America Back To Normal

April 10, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission announced a five-phase plan to get the American economy and public health “back to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic. The 17-member commission established by The Heritage Foundation had its first formal and virtual meeting Thursday. “Americans want to ensure their families are kept safe and healthy,” […]

When America Gets Coronavirus Under Control, Africa Will Need Our Help

April 7, 2020 by

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By Joshua Meservey ~ We know too little about the new coronavirus to say how it will progress in Africa, but we know enough to realize it is likely to pummel the continent. As of April 6, Johns Hopkins University reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 51 of Africa’s 54 countries, with a total of […]

Getting America Back To Work Must Come Sooner, Not Later

April 6, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Everyone has an opinion about how best to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus disaster and how effectively President Trump and his administration are addressing numerous aspects of this crisis. For whatever it’s worth, I have some thoughts about this too. From where my 82-year-old-high-risk-category body sits, I believe that the President, […]

Asymptomatic Cases Complicate The Containment Of Coronavirus

April 5, 2020 by

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By Brayden Helwig and Dr. Peter Brookes ~ SARS-CoV-2, the biological pathogen that causes the COVID-19 disease, is a vicious virus. While much remains to be learned, the new coronavirus seems to be more infectious than the annual flu and possibly more deadly. The unbelievable daily growth in the global confirmed case count speaks for […]

CDC Now Recommending Face Masks, Trump Says

April 4, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t be wearing a face mask even as he announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent is now suggesting Americans do so. “I’m feeling good. I don’t know. Somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful resolute desk, the great resolute desk, I think […]

Life In The Time Of Corona

April 3, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ No need to feel lonely. Uncle Shuldig loves you. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

What’s Really Happening In China With Coronavirus? 4 Things To Know

April 1, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Chinese government says it has lifted the lockdown for the province of Hubei, where the coronavirus first emerged, and has reported no new results for several days. However, much anecdotal information has arisen to call the official line from the Chinese Communist Party into question. Here are some of the […]

White House Projects 100,000 To 200,000 US Deaths From COVID-19

April 1, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Even if Americans follow mitigation guidelines, the United States could see 100,000 to 200,000 deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to projections explained by health officials Tuesday evening at the White House. “This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks,” President Donald Trump told reporters of […]

Trump Predicts Coronavirus Deaths To Peak In 2 Weeks, Extends Distancing Guidelines To End Of April

March 30, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump announced fatalities from coronavirus are likely to reach the highest point in two weeks, then begin to decline. He also said he’s extending the guidelines to slow the spread–that were set to lapse on Monday–to the end of April. “The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate […]

Hope vs. Despair + 4 More!

March 29, 2020 by

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Plus 4 More Subjects: Speaking of Positive… Return to Normal The Big New Show More Viral Threats   ~ Gary Bauer ~ Along with the left/right divide in America and around the world, another split is becoming evident. It’s between those who choose hope and optimism and those, particularly in the media and on the left, who seem […]

Trump Compels GM To Build More Ventilators For Coronavirus Response

March 29, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump is applying the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to manufacture more ventilators to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “Ventilators are a big deal,” the president said at the Friday press briefing. “This invocation of the DPA should indicate to all that we will not hesitate to […]

Life In The Time Of Corona

March 28, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The first in a new series. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/