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The Feds Dawdle While Patients Die Needlessly

April 13, 2016 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Our dysfunctional federal government’s bungling is killing people. Example: Every year, more than half a million patients undergoing a common medical procedure risk getting a superbug infection because their doctor is using a contaminated instrument. A doctor inserts a thin, tubular scope down your throat and into your digestive system […]

Our Hospitals Not Ready For Ebola

October 16, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ The news that a nurse who’d treated Thomas Eric Duncan has Ebola herself puts the lie to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s repeated assurances for months that “US hospitals can safely manage patients with Ebola.” The nurse is now in isolation at the same Dallas hospital, Texas Health […]

Dallas’ Ebola Errors

October 14, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ RoseAnn DeMoro, head of National Nurses United,  is  warning that hospitals in the U.S. “are not ready to confront” Ebola.  But Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention insists they are. The string of errors in Dallas shows that the neither the CDC nor the […]