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  • Is Europe seeking herd immunity, or just culling the herd?

    02/25/2021 8:50:05 AM PST · by rescueglenn · 21 replies
    the Aspen beat ^ | 02/25/2021 | Glenn K Beaton
    "Massacre" is not too strong to describe what happened in Italy's nursing homes. Was it deliberate, or just incompetence and uncaring?
  • Joe Biden’s HHS Nominee Plans To Make You Pay The Health Bills For Open Borders

    02/24/2021 6:17:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    Xavier Becerra has had one health-care cause near and dear to his heart during his three decades in public life: making taxpayers pay for health coverage to illegally present foreign workers.At his confirmation hearings this week before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Senate Finance Committees, Secretary of Health and Human Services-designee Xavier Becerra will talk about many subjects. Press reports prior to the hearings indicate he will highlight his claimed efforts as a member of Congress “to strengthen and modernize Medicare and how we finance it”—ironic claims from someone who voted for an Obamacare law that raided...
  • New Evidence Implicates FBI Higher-Ups in Dishonesty of Anti-Trump Lawyer

    01/25/2021 12:58:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | By Paul Sperry | January 25, 2021
    For the past year, defenders of the FBI have consistently downplayed the significance of an FBI staff lawyer falsifying evidence in the government’s investigation into Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. They argue Kevin Clinesmith’s crime of altering a CIA document to obscure the fact that former Trump campaign aide Carter Page worked for U.S., not Russian, intelligence was a rare lapse in judgment by an overworked bureaucrat. It was not, his apologists say, part of any broader conspiracy to conceal exculpatory information from surveillance court judges, who never learned of Page’s history with the CIA before approving FBI warrants to...
  • Woman Arrested For Exposing Empty Hospital In ‘Covid Hotspot’

    01/05/2021 8:08:11 AM PST · by A.M. Smith · 33 replies
    A woman was arrested by police in the UK after she filmed a video inside an almost completely empty hospital and posted it online. The clip shows the woman walking through virtually empty corridors and filming empty wards at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. “This is a disgrace…it is so dead…all the people in our country desperately waiting for treatment, cancer treatment heart disease, honestly this is making me so angry,” she states as she films a row of empty waiting chairs.
  • The Worst Argument Ever

    01/04/2021 6:19:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 4, 2020 | Rob Jenkins
    As a professional rhetorician and teacher of rhetoric—the art of persuasion—for over 35 years, I have seen a lot of bad arguments. And not all of them have come from my college students. Not by a long shot. But in all that time, the worst argument I have ever heard, by far, is this one: “If it only saves one life….” It’s a line big-government types love to trot out whenever they want good-hearted, well-meaning people to accept some sketchy, illogical, oppressive measure because, you know, it just might save one person’s life. An example is socialized medicine, which would...
  • Susan Rice warns COVID-19 'is not the big one,' future pandemic could be worse

    12/19/2020 5:00:23 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 90 replies
    Just the News ^ | December 18, 2020 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice, slated to become the Domestic Policy Council chief if Joe Biden assumes the White House next month, is warning that COVID-19 outbreak “is not the big one” and that a future pandemic could be worse. “In the Obama administration, as I said, we had the 2009 swine flu; we had the Ebola epidemic that could have been a global pandemic; we had the Zika virus, as you'll remember, so we were very prime to this risk. We knew that we hadn't had the big one,” Rice said during a virtual event organized by Stevenson...
  • UK father dies of cancer after begging for MRI amid COVID-19 crisis

    12/14/2020 2:48:18 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 14, 202 | Amanda Woods
    A 27-year-old father of two from the UK died of cancer — months after he had to beg for an MRI scan amid a slowdown during the coronavirus crisis. Sherwin Hall, of Leeds, West Yorkshire, died on Dec. 3, following an illness that began more than a year earlier. Hall first began experiencing groin pain in September 2019 that subsided and re-emerged in January — and was given antibiotics both times, he wrote on a GoFundMe page back in May. He thought he was feeling better, but then the pain returned “with a vengeance” in March, when he experienced pain...
  • People waiting more than a year for hospital treatment at highest level since 2008

    12/10/2020 2:39:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    SKY News UK ^ | December 10, 2020
    The number of people waiting more than a year to start hospital treatment in England in October was higher than any month since 2008, figures show. There were 162,888 patients still yet to start treatment in October 2020, the highest number since 2008. A year earlier, the number having to wait more than 52 weeks to start treatment stood at just 1,321. The latest figures from NHS England also show A&E admissions down 31% on the previous year. A total of 1.5 million people went to A&E in November this year - down from 2.1 million in November 2019. NHS...
  • Mitt Romney Asked To Lead Health And Human Services In Biden Administration: Report

    11/09/2020 9:02:01 AM PST · by The Pack Knight · 89 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Nov 9, 2020 | Joseph Curl
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), a thorn in the side of President Trump for much of the last four years, has reportedly been asked by Joe Biden to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. “He is currently discussing the nomination with his family and is expected to accept the appointment,” The Buffalo Chronicle reported Saturday. “Biden advisors expect that Romney — a former management consultant by training and a former CEO of Bain Capital — will be tasked with making the national healthcare system more affordable without legislation that modifies the Affordable Care Act,” the Chronicle reported. “It’s unclear...
  • Proclamation on Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, 2020

    09/12/2020 2:01:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | September 11, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    During Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to ending the opioid crisis in our country, and we pledge to help our friends, family, and colleagues with addiction as they work toward a drug-free life. Addiction undercuts human personal potential, damages families, and disrupts relationships. This month, and every month, we must continue to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and resolve to build a healthier and happier Nation. Since my first day in office, my Administration has taken aggressive action to confront and dismantle the driving forces behind the opioid crisis. In...
  • How Democrats Would Make Hospitals’ Corona Cash Crunch Worse

    04/17/2020 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 17, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    The types of financial shocks hospitals currently face illustrate the problems inherent in Democrats’ proposed expansions of government-run health care. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted such vast damage on the American economy that one damaged sector has gone relatively unnoticed. Despite incurring a massive influx of new patients, the hospital industry faces what one executive called a “seismic financial shock” from the virus. The types of shocks hospitals currently face also illustrate the problems inherent in Democrats’ proposed expansions of government-run health care. Likewise, the pay and benefit cuts and furloughs that some hospitals have enacted in response to these...
  • UK rejects Trump's offer to help with Boris Johnson's coronavirus treatment

    04/07/2020 7:54:18 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    BI ^ | 4/7/20 | Adam Bienkov and Thomas Colson
    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman has rejected President Donald Trump's offer to help with Johnson's COVID-19 treatment. Trump on Monday offered to put Johnson's doctors in touch with unnamed companies working on coronavirus treatments. The prime minister's spokesman rejected the offer on Tuesday. "We're confident the prime minister is receiving the best possible care from the National Health Service," he said. "Any treatment he receives is a matter for his doctors."
  • [UK] Coronavirus patients more likely to die may have ventilators taken away

    04/02/2020 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 2, 2020 | by David Mercer
    Coronavirus patients may have life-saving treatment withdrawn if others with the virus are more likely to survive, according to new guidance issued to UK doctors. Health workers could be forced to make "grave decisions" should hospitals become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the latest advice from the British Medical Association (BMA) states. The document warns that decisions around rationing scarce resources, such as ventilators, could determine whether large numbers of patients will receive life-saving treatment or not. The deaths of another 563 coronavirus patients in the UK were announced on Wednesday, the country's biggest daily increase since the outbreak began. Prime...
  • UK: Patients More Likely To Die May Have Ventilators Taken Away

    04/02/2020 12:24:04 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies ^ | 1 Apr 2020
    Stable coronavirus patients could be taken off ventilators in favour of those more likely to survive, it emerged on Wednesday, as another sharp rise in deaths left the UK braced for the outbreak to reach up to 1,000 deaths a day by the end of the week. In a stark new document issued by the British Medical Association, doctors set out guidelines to ration care if the NHS becomes overwhelmed with new cases as the outbreak moves towards its peak. A rise in the death toll of 563 brought the overall total to 2,352, an increase of 31% on Tuesday’s...
  • Sweden Health Board Says Elderly Can Be Given Lower Priority, But Not Illegal Migrants

    03/29/2020 3:49:49 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-29-2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare has created guidelines for the priority of care for Chinese coronavirus patients that could see elderly Swedish citizens left to die in favour of illegal migrants.Sweden’s elderly, along with Swedes with pre-existing health conditions, can be given lower priority than healthy young illegal migrants, according to the new guidelines. Dr Thomas Lindén, of the National Board of Health and Welfare, said that health professionals should prioritise based on medical needs and not on the basis of citizenship, according to Nyheter Idag. “The principles of prioritisation say that we should prioritise on the basis...
  • Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News: Federal stockpile of N95 masks was depleted under Obama and never restocked

    03/23/2020 2:33:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/23/2020 | EMMA COLTON
    The national shortage of N95 respirator masks can be traced back to 2009 after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, when the Obama administration was advised to replenish a national stockpile but did not, according to reports from Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times. The Trump administration is scrambling to replenish a stockpile of protective medical gear for healthcare workers and patients as the coronavirus sweeps across the nation. N95 respirator masks are one of the most needed medical supplies amid the outbreak. The George W. Bush administration published the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza plan in 2005, which called...
  • Coronavirus update: Italy reports almost 800 deaths, Russian army to send military help

    03/23/2020 7:24:11 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 2 replies
    FXStreet ^ | March 22, 2020 | Dhwani Mehta
    Italy, the world’s worst-affect country by the coronavirus pandemic, reported a massive jump in the number of deaths that rose by 793 to 4,825 on Saturday, marking it the largest one-day rise since the contagion spilled over into the European economy. The Civil Protection Agency said that confirmed cases rose to 53,578 from 47,021, There were 2,857 people in intensive care, up from 2,655. Lombardy, the northern Italian region around Milan, remains in a critical situation, with 3,095 deaths and 25,515 cases. In this dire situation, Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Sunday, President Putin has ordered the Russian military to...
  • 'Every Single Individual Must Stay Home': Italy's Coronavirus Death Pass China's

    03/19/2020 1:33:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 03/19/2020 | Sylvia Pogiolloi
    Daniela De Rosa, a 43-year-old veterinarian in Italy's southwest Campania region, made a video message over the weekend as she was hospitalized with COVID-19. Her video plea has gathered much attention in Italy, which has just surpassed China in the number of reported deaths from the new coronavirus. "I've been in isolation in a hospital room for so many days I've lost count," she says. "I have no contact with anyone other than doctors twice a day." "Very few people understand what's happening. I want people to see I'm suffering," De Rosa continues. "Every single individual must stay home and...
  • Coronavirus - why Italy?

    03/15/2020 9:45:42 AM PDT · by Riflema · 59 replies
    AltNewsMedia ^ | 3/12/20 | Unknown
    As the impact of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) continues to grow, nowhere in Europe has been more affected than Italy, and in particular northern Italy. With a complete lockdown announced by the Italian Government, everyday life for Italians has ground to a halt as the rise in cases of Wuhan-Flu continues. This has raised the question of why Italy has suffered more than other countries to date? AltNewsMedia has a theory as to what may lie behind this. Many Italians in Northern Italy have sold their leather goods and textiles companies to China. Italy then allowed 100,000 Chinese workers from...
  • Europe’s Coronavirus Fate Is Already Sealed. One reason Britain and Italy are struggling: Their medical systems are too dependent on government.

    03/12/2020 11:34:08 AM PDT · by karpov · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 12, 2020 | Joseph C. Sternberg
    Scientists around the world have worked overtime to get a handle on Covid-19, yet one great unknown remains. We still don’t know for sure whether this is only a medical crisis, or also a medical system crisis. The distinction matters for the novel coronavirus for the same reason it matters for other “natural disasters” that aren’t entirely natural. It is now widely understood that famines arise from local political failures in the trade and distribution of abundant global food supplies, not from local crop failures. Floods devastate communities not because the local rivers are unusually watery but because poor zoning...