Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Big Pharma = 1. World's poorest nations = 0. That was the score on Thursday, last week, when South African officials ripped into the Joe Biden administration for not granting a temporary waiver for generic versions of the various COVID-19 vaccines, now protected by monopoly patents the next 17 years. Biden had approved a $4 … Continue reading Generic versions of COVID-19 vaccine American citizens paid to develop – could save our world – but don’t hold your breath

Biden bows to Big Pharma – blocks price cuts for EpiPen, Insulin and other drugs in America

The promise of Medicare for All has morphed into Drug Ripoffs for Everyone, after President Joe Biden's reversal of Donald Trump's executive orders that would have slashed the prices of insulin, EpiPen and most prescription drugs. Biden wasted no time rolling back the price cuts, signing an executive order Thursday, last week - his first … Continue reading Biden bows to Big Pharma – blocks price cuts for EpiPen, Insulin and other drugs in America

AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

AARP's ties to United Healthcare - outlined here last week - may be behind its failure to effectively lobby Congress to repair our dismal Medicare program. Annual Medicare premiums alone cost seniors a minimum $1,778 per person. Catastrophic (5% of list price) prescription drug coverage doesn't begin until Medicare patients pay $6,500 out-of-pocket in a … Continue reading AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

Does AARP have a conflict of interest: seniors versus profits marketing healthcare policies?

Mom, apple pie and for seniors - the AARP standing up for the rights of the elderly, getting them discounts and representing their concerns before Congress and state governments. Believe that, and we will sell you a genuine, surplus, solid gold faucet from the Trump Tower for just five bucks with free shipping. As they … Continue reading Does AARP have a conflict of interest: seniors versus profits marketing healthcare policies?

Biden virus chief (who wants to die at 75!) said no vaccine priority for elderly, wants those with longer life expectancy to go first

I think (ending the lock-down) it’ll be closer to November [2021], closer toward the end of the year. But it’ll probably be enough to begin opening colleges and universities [and] schools, again depending on how we distribute this thing, and how effective we can be on that - Ezekiel "Zeke" Emmanuel Another 11 months of … Continue reading Biden virus chief (who wants to die at 75!) said no vaccine priority for elderly, wants those with longer life expectancy to go first

28 states with four or fewer Covid deaths, 15 with zero deaths, 40% of population now been tested

The blaring Yahoo headline from yesterday at 3 p.m., as the Dow Industrial average fell more than 700 points: Stock market news live updates: Stocks sink as U.S., Europe battle virus resurgence Let's not just believe Yahoo's version of reality and instead review the real numbers. But I have to be very careful. The eyes … Continue reading 28 states with four or fewer Covid deaths, 15 with zero deaths, 40% of population now been tested

Federal employee Fauci joins Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams, Gates at The Atlantic magazine’s partisan festival

Progressives everywhere are aflutter with anticipation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Dr. Anthony Fauci entertaining The Atlantic's annual festival tonight with speeches and interviews before 111 other honored guests, streamed live and free. This assembly of critics of President Donald Trump, includes one registered Republican -  Maryland Governor Larry … Continue reading Federal employee Fauci joins Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams, Gates at The Atlantic magazine’s partisan festival

Why do countries with most malaria fatalities have the least COVID-19 deaths per million?

This is a tale of two plagues - malaria and COVID-19, and how they seem related. It begins with this current advice from U.S. health experts: Both adults and children should take one dose of chloroquine per week starting at least 1 week before traveling to the area (Africa) where malaria transmission occurs. They should … Continue reading Why do countries with most malaria fatalities have the least COVID-19 deaths per million?