Why Someone Hid Accurate Death Count for New York Nursing Homes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and his administration’s alleged efforts to hide the accurate number of related deaths beg the question: Is the cover-up worse than the crime? The Empire Center for Public Policy, a New York-based research organization, filed a request last summer under the Freedom … Continue reading Why Someone Hid Accurate Death Count for New York Nursing Homes

Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn

Billions of people across the globe continue to live under COVID-19 lockdowns or heavily-restricted life. And for almost all of us, life amid the pandemic in 2020 was an isolating and difficult year. Yet doctors are warning that children in particular are experiencing grave mental health consequences as a result of the lockdowns—leading to an … Continue reading Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn

Irresponsible Journalism Only Makes it More Difficult to Reach Herd Immunity

In the past few days I have come across two news headlines that only serve to fan the flames of fear, and work against physicians’ efforts to persuade skeptical people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The first example came on March 16, in a San Jose Mercury News headline blurting out: “3 Hawaii Residents Fully Vaccinated Against COVID19 … Continue reading Irresponsible Journalism Only Makes it More Difficult to Reach Herd Immunity

Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It: The Left Quietly Puts in Place Everything It Needs for Single-Payer System

The House of Representatives held a hearing titled “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs.” This hearing further confirms the left’s commitment to a single-payer health care model is alive and well. This hearing will be held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and is intended to mark the passage … Continue reading Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It: The Left Quietly Puts in Place Everything It Needs for Single-Payer System

8 Ways Big Government Botched the COVID Pandemic

According to a new Axios-Ipsos poll, more than 60 percent of Americans believe the federal government’s response to the pandemic isn’t helping. In fact, they say it’s making things worse. “Sixty-two percent believe the government is making America’s recovery worse, including more than one in three (35%) who say the government is making things much … Continue reading 8 Ways Big Government Botched the COVID Pandemic

On Vaccine Passports, Free People Require Free Movement

“Vaccine passports” are the latest in a long line of unusual terms we’ve all become familiar with over the past year. The Washington Post reports the Biden Administration is working to coordinate a national program that would require citizens to show proof of their vaccine status in order to travel or enter public places, but … Continue reading On Vaccine Passports, Free People Require Free Movement

Texas Has Fewer COVID Cases Than Michigan—Despite Nearly 20M More People and No Restrictions

On March 2, former US Senator Al Franken mocked Texas for lifting all its remaining COVID-19 restrictions. “Gee, we here in Texas haven’t screwed up royally in a whole two weeks!” Franken tweeted. “I know! Let’s lift the mask mandate!” https://twitter.com/alfranken/status/1366914021203574785?s=20 Despite what Franken and many other critics predicted, Texas didn’t see an explosion in … Continue reading Texas Has Fewer COVID Cases Than Michigan—Despite Nearly 20M More People and No Restrictions

Texas Hits Record Low COVID Cases, 3 Weeks After Lifting All Pandemic Restrictions

On March 2, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was lifting all government restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. “I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%, Abbott tweeted. “EVERYTHING. I also ended the statewide mask mandate.” https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/1366846908480815106?s=20 Abbott’s decision caused a stir among politicians and public health experts, though numerous other states had … Continue reading Texas Hits Record Low COVID Cases, 3 Weeks After Lifting All Pandemic Restrictions

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