ObamaCare: Democrats Promise Throwing $36 Billion at Health Insurance Companies Will Work This Time

House Democrats are proposing a temporary but massive $34 billion increase in subsidies for ObamaCare plans. The proposal would offer its largest subsidies to high‐​income earners. It would offer more subsidies on behalf of men than women. It would cover few previously uninsured individuals, and at a very high cost. Perhaps worst of all, in the name … Continue reading ObamaCare: Democrats Promise Throwing $36 Billion at Health Insurance Companies Will Work This Time

Expert in fluid dynamics explains how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 airborne transmission inside a car

Varghese Mathai, University of Massachusetts Amherst Editor’s note: Varghese Mathai is a physicist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who studies the flow of fluids and gases. He conducted a study using computational fluid dynamics simulations to understand how air flows inside a car and its implications for COVID-19 airborne transmission. In this interview, he … Continue reading Expert in fluid dynamics explains how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 airborne transmission inside a car

At‐​Home Self‐​Administered COVID Tests Without a Prescription May Finally Be Available–It Didn’t Have to Take This Long

The FDA requires people to get a prescription from a health care practitioner in order to purchase the test to self‐​administer at home. And providers are instructed to give a prescription only to patients who are symptomatic.

Youth Depression, Suicide Increasing During Pandemic Response

Government policies meant to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in unintended consequences that threaten lives—including, tragically, the lives of young people who are generally spared from the worst effects of COVID-19. School closures, stay-at-home orders, and shutdowns of businesses deemed “non-essential” are contributing to surging rates of depression and suicide among young people, as … Continue reading Youth Depression, Suicide Increasing During Pandemic Response

Unemployment During the Pandemic Expected to Cause 900,000 US Deaths, New Economic Study Finds

The toll of the coronavirus has been severe. But a new study has found that the collective response to the virus may ultimately claim more lives than the virus itself. In a new National Bureau for Economic Research paper, researchers from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University concluded that a staggering 890,000 additional … Continue reading Unemployment During the Pandemic Expected to Cause 900,000 US Deaths, New Economic Study Finds

COVID Deaths Accelerate Amid Vaccine Rollout Marred by Mass Dumping of Doses

A vaccine has arrived, but the COVID-19 pain has not relented. In fact, it’s intensifying. “Covid-19 is now killing faster than at any point in 2020. And the new year just started,” CNN reported Thursday. “The US reported its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in one day Tuesday: 4,327, according to Johns Hopkins University. In … Continue reading COVID Deaths Accelerate Amid Vaccine Rollout Marred by Mass Dumping of Doses

A Rash Decision to Rejoin the World Health Organization Before Securing Reforms

Last year, President Donald Trump decided to halt United States funding to the World Health Organization and withdraw from the organization based on its inept response to COVID-19 and its obsequious failure to confront China over its lack of transparency and cooperation during the outbreak. President Joe Biden, in one of his first actions, reversed those decisions in a letter to the United Nations secretary-general.  … Continue reading A Rash Decision to Rejoin the World Health Organization Before Securing Reforms

The FDA Is Holding Up a Cheap Vaccine as COVID Deaths Surge

For months, Americans were told by many scientists and media that lockdowns were necessary until a vaccine for COVID-19 was available, even though it was unclear when that would be. Two vaccines have since been approved for use, but the virus is claiming lives faster than ever in large part because officials are struggling to … Continue reading The FDA Is Holding Up a Cheap Vaccine as COVID Deaths Surge

Which States Perform Best, Worst in COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Dakotas stand above all other states in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, while Arkansas has done the worst job, according to an analysis of federal data by a Heritage Foundation health policy expert. Only 11 states have used more than half the doses provided by the federal government, the analysis shows. The analysis … Continue reading Which States Perform Best, Worst in COVID-19 Vaccinations

A Medical Doctor Explains What We Know About New Coronavirus Strains

The medical community is reporting two new strains of the virus that causes COVID-19. The first variant of the novel coronavirus was discovered in the United Kingdom in the fall, and the second in South Africa not long after. Dr. Kevin Pham, a medical doctor and a visiting policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins the … Continue reading A Medical Doctor Explains What We Know About New Coronavirus Strains