Browsing All posts tagged under »Coronavirus Recovery«

COVID-19 Spending To Cost Taxpayers More Than WW II

March 13, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Yesterday, President Biden called on Americans to adopt a “war footing” in our ongoing fight against COVID-19. He got it and then some. Adjusted for today’s dollars the Second World War cost $4.1 trillion. The United States just committed to spend an additional $1.9 trillion, boosting total taxpayer pandemic spending to […]

What’s Causing America’s Baby Bust?

March 11, 2021 by

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By Star Parker ~ When the COVID-19 pandemic started and lockdowns became part of our daily lives, some romantic souls were predicting that this would produce a baby boom. Now, as the data shows up, we see exactly the opposite. CBS obtained data from health departments in over two dozen states that shows “a 7% […]

Relying On Lockdowns, Social Distancing, And Masks Isn’t Working To Curb COVID-19

January 16, 2021 by

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By Doug Badger and Norbert Michel ~ COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to surge. The seven-day moving average of daily confirmed new cases eclipsed 260,000 on Jan. 9, the highest rate yet recorded. The U.S. is expected to reach the grim milestone of 400,000 COVID-related deaths later this month, around the anniversary of its first […]

EIA Predicts Energy Recovery From Covid

October 16, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The US Energy Information Administration’s latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook“ includes a wealth of data for the last few years presented in graphic form, often including predictions for the next year or so. https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf The impact of Covid is clear, with reduced energy use in 2020. EIA says 2021 is looking […]

In COVID-19 Restrictions Ruling, Judge Holds Pennsylvania Governor To The Constitution

September 26, 2020 by

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By Cully Stimson and GianCarlo Canaparo ~ A federal district court judge ruled last week that several of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions were unconstitutional—and for good reason. Judge William Stickman IV’s development of the factual record, and his journeyman approach to the opinion, is a model for other judges to follow. What’s the best way for […]

Pandemic Exacerbates Economic Mismanagement In Blue Cities And States

September 8, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately infecting the already chronically ailing fiscal health of Democrat-run states and cities that are least positioned to recover any time soon, if at all. Former New York state lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch, now a director of the Volcker Alliance, observed that budget ravages of the global […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Accelerates Decline In U.S. Transit Ridership

August 10, 2020 by

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By Steve Goreham ~ Public transit systems play an important role in transporting people within our major cities. Buses, trains, streetcars, and ferry boats transport more than 27 million people each day in the United States. Yet U.S. public transit ridership has been declining for the last five years and the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating […]

Why The CREATE JOBS Act Should Be An Essential Part Of The Recovery

August 6, 2020 by

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By Adam Michel ~ Now is the time for Congress to start looking ahead to the economic recovery. Current aid efforts should remain targeted and temporary, but the opposite characteristics—permanence and universality—should guide pro-growth policies that can enable a robust American recovery. Topping the list of policies to help enable our return to economic boom […]

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. […]

Covid-19 The Way Forward

July 29, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ There is no stopping the coronavirus. Like previous influenza pandemics, it is going to make its way through society until herd immunity arrives, or a vaccine.  America can either cower in the corner, or cope with it responsibly. We should choose the latter approach. Still, many of our overlords we elect […]

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, […]

Two-Thirds Of COVID-19 Deaths In US Occurred In 10 States

July 19, 2020 by

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By Norbert Michel and Drew Gonshorowski ~ As Heritage Foundation researchers have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has been heavily concentrated in a small number of states—and among a small number of counties within states. Even though the U.S. has seen a rapid rise in cases during the last […]

Facebook CEO Trashes Trump’s COVID-19 Response In Interview With Fauci

July 18, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken heat from liberals in the media and Big Tech for not doing enough to undermine the president, but his weaponization of COVID-19 is damning. Zuckerberg blasted Trump during an interview with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci about the recent alleged […]

Chinese Sanctions On US Officials Are Attempt To Scare The Free World

July 17, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ On Monday, the Chinese Communist government slapped sanctions on members of Congress as well as a U.S. ambassador. This action is intended to send the world a message: Fear us. The free world’s response should be to man up. Beijing’s action came after recent U.S. legislation calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over their systematic […]

Why Is The COVID-19 Caseload Rising In California?

July 12, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ The United States had made great progress in suppressing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, by mid-June, the number of new cases began to surge, and now daily incidence of COVID-19 cases has far exceeded the confirmed daily incidence during the early peak of the pandemic. […]

Congress Should Streamline Existing COVID-19 Relief, Not Add New Programs

July 8, 2020 by

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By Adam Michel ~ Congress likes to spend money and create new programs, but when it comes to coronavirus recovery, lawmakers need to keep it simple. Congress already has authorized more than $3.6 trillion of relief, of which to date only about half has been spent. Simple relief is effective relief. The congressional response should […]

Advancing Economic Freedom Is The Antidote To ‘Corrosive’ Chinese Capital

July 7, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ A recent study by the Center for International Private Enterprise looked into the patterns, trends, and characteristics of Chinese capital flows to six countries in Southeast Asia, and what it found were disturbing effects on the governance and economics of the recipient nations. The countries examined were Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The center shared its […]

The Corona Curve

July 2, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The curve has not been flattened. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Advancing Economic Freedom Is Key To Ensuring America’s Economic Rebound

June 22, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ Having recently unveiled its final report, The Heritage Foundation’s National Coronavirus Recovery Commission offered a clear pathway to America’s economic rebound with specific, actionable recommendations for policymakers. Highlighting the interwoven critical linkage between good public health policy and sound economic policy, the commission’s final report underscored the importance of economic […]

Why Democracy And Free Markets Are The Best Antidotes To Pandemics

June 20, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ In a recent article, The Economist provided compelling evidence that “democracies contain epidemics most effectively.” According to the article’s analysis, … most data suggest that political freedom can be a tonic against disease. The Economist has [analyzed] epidemics from 1960 to 2019. Though these outbreaks varied in contagiousness and lethality, […]

Social Distancing Double Standards On Protests Betray Sound Health Policy

June 16, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ Sound public health policy is sound public health policy, regardless of the political moment. The effectiveness of a public health measure is contingent on the cooperation of the public, and the cooperation of the public is contingent on the public’s trust. As such, it’s catastrophically destructive to the goals of public […]

Why America’s Economy Will Recover Before China’s

June 14, 2020 by

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By Riley Walters ~ The U.S. is slowly opening back up for business. But we’re far from coming out of this tunnel. About 20 million Americans remain unemployed compared to just six months ago. Despite this sobering number, we can take heart in a silver lining: The U.S. will recover, and it’ll recover before China, […]

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 […]