Health care (page 3)

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    Mask Mandates and ‘Living By Lies’

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist explains her top objection to COVID-19 mask mandates. Throughout the last year, I’ve read a lot of masking arguments but none that broached my top objection: mask mandates force me to communicate what I believe are very dangerous lies. Even if masks ultimately…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
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    “We have to judge medical evidence the same: whether ivermectin OR cloth masks in young kids.”

    Vinay Prasad makes that sensible suggestion in a recent Twitter thread and adds, “Both have weak evidence.” He continues:…
    Jon Guze, September 8, 2021
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    Woke Silliness Infiltrates Important Health Communications

    Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon writes about a disturbing development in the field of health communication. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a set of “guiding principles for inclusive communication” on Aug. 24. The word salad included statements like “health equity is intersectional” and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2021
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    COVID-19 Hurts Health Care Workers’ Credibility

    Paul Hoffman writes at the American Thinker about one disturbing byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic. People have a tendency to venerate doctors, and when they heroically save your life, this hero worship can be justified. Our long-time family doctor is another diagnostician extraordinaire, who also happens to be…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2021
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    Fiscal Disaster Looms for Social Security, Medicare

    Philip Klein of National Review Online delivers an important warning. In a week when Americans were distracted by the calamity in Afghanistan, landfall of the powerful Hurricane Ida, and the ongoing Delta surge, one could be forgiven for missing news on another looming disaster. But on Tuesday, we…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2021
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    AIER statistical analysis looks into vaccine efficiency vs. mandates

    Berdine finds that "There is some efficacy to the vaccine in preventing Covid-19" — but also that "The correlations between Covid-19 events and vaccination rates are weak."
    Jon Sanders, September 1, 2021
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    Another COVID Byproduct: Childhood Obesity Spikes

    Brittany Bernstein of National Review Online highlights another piece of bad health news related to COVID-19. The number of American children who are overweight or obese has surged by a relative increase of almost 24 percent since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a new study. An analysis…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2021
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    Locke’d & Loaded w/Amy Cooke: COVID Death Toll and Murky Data

    In this week’s edition of Locke’d & Loaded, CEO Amy Cooke addresses a key question about how many Americans have actually died of Covid. Oftentimes what is listed as a “Covid death” includes not only people who died FROM Covid, but people who died of…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2021