The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) asks in response: What’s the alternative to deregulation?Continue reading
The esteemed Dr. Marty Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, chief medical adviser to Sesame Care, and author of “The Price We Pay.”
In a February 18, 2021 professional opinion published in the Wall Street Journal; Dr. Makary notes “Covid-19 cases have dropped 77% in six weeks” and asks that “experts should level with the public about the good news. If a medication slashed cases by 77%, we’d call it a miracle pill.“
Dr. Makary answers with specifics “Why is the number of cases plummeting much faster than experts predicted? In large part because natural immunity from prior infection is far more common than can be measured by testing.”Continue reading
The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles. Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST).
“This landing is one of those pivotal moments for NASA, the United States, and space exploration globally – when we know we are on the cusp of discovery and sharpening our pencils, so to speak, to rewrite the textbooks,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk. “The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission embodies our nation’s spirit of persevering even in the most challenging of situations, inspiring, and advancing science and exploration. The mission itself personifies the human ideal of persevering toward the future and will help us prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet.”Continue reading
America’s biggest problem is ignorance of proven precepts of political economy. I don’t mean fancy econometric techniques or models full of malarkey (i.e., much of professional economics), I mean the basic, irrefutable concepts and empirical regularities sketched below. If those had been widely understood and applied a year ago, states would not have locked down in response to a highly contagious virus deadly only to a relatively small and easily identified segment of the population. All the costs associated with lockdowns would have been avoided and the number of excess deaths would have been lower, if not nil.Continue reading
“Vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for safe reopening of schools,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during a White House COVID-19 briefing Wednesday.
“I want to be very clear,” Walensky said. “Yes, ACIP has put teachers in the 1b category, the category of essential workers. But I also want to be clear that there is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely.”Continue reading