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“Welcoming” Zika to the United States

The Zika virus has arrived in a trendy area in North Miami, Florida. The numbers are so far few, but unlike the more than 1,600 other Zika-infected patients in the U.S., these patients had no history of travel to outbreak areas or known contact with people who had such a history.

Medical Errors, Hysteria, and Death

By Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D. – http://earandbalance.net Medical errors are taken very seriously by the medical profession. It starts early in training at M&M (Morbidity & Mortality) Conference. During M&M, each complication and death is […]

$1.8 Billion for Zika Misdirected

The White House announced plans to ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to “combat Zika” as by “boosting research on ways to prevent its spread,” according to a Feb 8 article in the Wall Street Journal.

Who Wants to Replace a Disaster?

This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. If ObamaCare is a disaster, then those who say it is “working” apparently want a disaster—for private insurance, private enterprise, and private medicine. The […]

The Deadly Politicization of Ebola

By Richard Amerling, M.D. The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond in an attempt to explain […]

Open Letter to the CDC on Ebola Preparedness

The Honorable Darrell Issa House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Issa: The U.S. was initially unprepared for clinical cases of Ebola virus disease. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona tells the […]