“Getting back to normal can begin now in some places,” Senior Fellow Doug Badger explain in a new post with Heritage scholar Norbert Michel. “That is because the pandemic has not been evenly spread across the states or even within states.” They challenge Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, who was asked … [Read more...] about When can we get back to normal?
Expect calls in the next coronavirus bill for a massive expansion of hospital capacity in the U.S. with the federal government deciding how many beds to add and where to add them, funded by an enormous influx of inflationary federal spending. Doug Badger and Norbert Michel of Heritage have written a new paper that explains with data why this is an unquestionably bad idea. Their paper, … [Read more...] about Smarter Planning for Hospital Surges
President Trump and Vice-President Pence were asked at both Wednesday and Thursday’s news conferences about their plan to protect the uninsured from financial ruin as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase describes in a Forbes column today, How The Uninsured Can Gain Financial Protection From The Virus, three immediate options: 1) … [Read more...] about Coverage in the Coronavirus Crisis
Different countries and different states in the U.S. are taking differing approaches to try to contain and defeat this “novel” lethal virus. Italy and South Korea are two examples. In this challenging and fast-moving environment, learning from other countries can help U.S. policymakers at both the federal and state levels improve our response. Italy has been hit hard. The country has an aging … [Read more...] about A Gradual, Selective Approach To Opening Up The U.S. Economy
The coronavirus crisis has, in a few short months, reshaped our lives, the world economy, and our health sector in a way that seemed unimaginable before this lethal pathogen began sweeping the planet. Reports yesterday warned we must prepare for a “pandemic that could last up to 18 months and include multiple waves of illness,” but that is static thinking. The U.S. government, … [Read more...] about Innovation, Information, And Ingenuity Can Fight COVID-19