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Hospice Workers Should Be at the Front of the Vaccine Line Too

We all know that residents in long-term-care/assisted-living facilities and frontline health-care personnel make up Phase 1a of the CDC vaccine distribution plan, putting them — rightly — at the front of the vaccine line. But not all medical workers are apparently created equal. I am specifically referring to hospice workers, who have been placed toward the back of the queue in several states. Read More ›
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Elderly woman wearing a mask to protect from coronavirus covid-19

Does Mask Efficacy Justify Universal Mandates?

I have never thought that opposing mask mandates was a hill to die on, as the interference on personal liberty is relatively minimal. But I don’t think that universal mandates are justified empirically or worth the adverse political ramifications they cause. Read More ›
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Time to Recognize Data Uncertainty in COVID Debates

As we rush to embrace an “obey the experts” technocracy in the fight against COVID, media and commentators often assume that the epidemiological data justifying proposed draconian policies — such as lockdowns — are clear. But that’s not true. Read More ›
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Dripping reagent into test tube with liquid sample, closeup. Laboratory analysis

Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Not Created with Fetal Cells

The news that Pfizer’s vaccine is 90 percent effective has rocked the world (a tad too late to help Donald Trump). The company will be applying for an emergency FDA approval. Read More ›
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For the Young, Lockdowns Are Worse Than Coronavirus

The election will determine whether the nation will be allowed to move forward.
In July, Ezekiel Emanuel — the bioethicist and COVID adviser to Joe Biden — signed an open letter insisting that the country be locked down again — only this time, in an even more draconian manner than before, including significant restrictions on interstate travel. Read More ›
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Gavel and Stethoscope on Gradated Background

Science Journals Have Become Intensely Political

I have related here on several occasions how intensely political supposedly objective science and medical journals have become. The New England Journal of Medicine pushes progressive politics all of the time, as just one example. So does Science, which for example, has endorsed the “nature rights” movement. Nature joined the crowd too in publishing an hysterical jeremiad against President Trump by Jeff Tollefson, its D.C.-based reporter. But if you read the lengthy attack, its most bitter complaints are about intensely believed political and policy differences, not actual examples of Trump being somehow “anti-science.” For example, construes every Trump action on COVID in the most negative light possible. He also attacks Trump’s immigration policy. From, “How Trump Damaged Science–and Why It Could Take Decades to Recover”: Trump has also eroded Read More ›

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Wesley Smith Joins Laura Ingraham to Discuss the Dangers of Contact Tracing

Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, sat down with Laura Ingraham to express his concerns about using ‘contact tracing’ as a means of combatting COVID-19. Especially as technocrats continue to use the pandemic as a way to seize power. Read More ›