In the five months since the first known COVID-19 case was reported, policymakers have much more evidence to guide better and more informed decisions about opening the U.S. economy and keeping vulnerable people safe. Galen Senior Fellow Doug Badger and Heritage Scholar Norbert Michel provide a valuable roadmap based upon their detailed review of what has worked and failed in an important … [Read more...] about The Experts Were Wrong. Evidence Must Guide Us Now
Read the full article in Forbes | More than 600 of the nation’s physicians sent a letter to President Trump this week calling the coronavirus shutdowns a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing negative health consequences” to millions of non COVID patients. “The downstream health effects...are being massively under-estimated and under-reported. This is an order … [Read more...] about 600 Physicians Say Lockdowns Are A ‘Mass Casualty Incident’
New York finally has seen the light. The state on Sunday reversed its deadly mandate, issued in March, prohibiting nursing homes from testing incoming residents and requiring them to accept patients from hospitals, even if they were diagnosed with COVID-19. New York now says hospitals can send patients to nursing homes only if they have tested negative for the virus. The … [Read more...] about Follow the Data…
At least half of the deaths from COVID-19 have been among nursing home residents—those most likely to be elderly and to have underlying health conditions. Shouldn’t our first priority be to protect these vulnerable seniors and the workers in these facilities? Apparently not in New York. There has been too little coverage of an order signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requiring … [Read more...] about Focus on the Most Vulnerable
With fire truck parades and flyovers across the country, there have been many deserved tributes to honor the medical heroes who are battling the coronavirus on the front lines. But the doctors behind the scenes also are heroes. They risk exposure every time they see a patient, and most are concerned about the non-COVID patients who are not getting the medical care they need because elective … [Read more...] about Will Private Practice Medicine Survive?