Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Senior Fellow in Healthcare Josh Archambault about his newest research paper, produced with the Cicero Institute and the Reason Foundation, on states’ success in implementing telehealth to improve healthcare outcomes. They discuss how Massachusetts has used remote medicine to better reach patients and serve their needs.

Read the report here: https://bit.ly/50StateTelehealth.

Poland Prepares for War

 

The Polish government has set a goal of becoming the largest military force in Western Europe. Hard lessons were learned in WWII with the German and Russian occupation of Poland. The Russian occupation ended in the 1990s.

The Russian seizure of Crimea and the current threat to Ukraine has Poland worried. Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic States are worried as well. Norway, the Baltic States, and Poland are members of NATO. Sweden has a mutual military assistance pact with the United States. US armed forces, including the US Air Force, conduct training exercises with Finland’s armed forces.

Michigan Democrats: ‘All Your Children Are Belong to Us’

 

Hey, you know how some people refer to public schools as “government schools” and say that their mission isn’t really education, but social indoctrination and enforcing social conformity? And how other people say, “That’s kook talk. Get away from me, you kook! With your crazy kook talk.” Well, the Democrat Party of Michigan has firmly weighed in on the side of the kooks.

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A very profanity laced video from a very angry Canadian unvaccinated truck driver alleging that 38,000 trucks are about to come off the Canadian roads in protest and your store shelves are about to become as bare as a baby’s bottom. Oh Canada! https://www.bitchute.com/video/mzQrdlLbCF7s/ Preview Open

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Masks For Thee But Not For Me: Cruise Ship Edition

 

Readers may recall the jarring images of maskless political elites such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn Maloney attending last year’s Met Gala as The Help stood by dutifully breathing up against pieces of fabric.

Some in the cruise and cruise-commentary world, far from seeking an escape from the reinforcement of such class divisions, find comfort in embracing them. Cynical as I am, I was surprised to learn that a cruise line would require a fully-vaccinated crew member to don a mask while working alone on the open decks of a ship even as passengers a few feet away enjoy the ineffable feeling of their lungs filling with fresh ocean air.

But such, it seems is the case.

Tale of Tamiflu

 

Practicing pharmacy over the years you start to get a feel for what works and what does not.  Feedback is constant both welcome and otherwise.  Some drugs just seem to work for a wide range of people. Amoxicillin, cefdinir, and azithromycin are just a few of our greatest hits from behind the counter.  On the opposite side, we have drugs that despite approval and mass marketing never really seemed to take off.  Tamiflu is a great example.

It was hailed and marketed as a cure for the flu and there was a point due to demand, I would spend an inordinate amount of time opening capsules to compound it into a suspension for younger patients when the commercial product would go on backorder.  Despite dispensing a lot of it, the rave reviews never seemed to follow and it would be prescribed less and less.  The most loaded question in healthcare is how was your day and I recall once quipping to another pharmacist “just another day padding Roche’s bottom line, how about you?”

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I created a group for Southwest Ricochetti some time ago, but got busy and kind of forgot about it for awhile!  Come join us to praise/complain/debate the relative merits of your state, whether it’s red, blue, or rather purple (like mine).  Topics are not limited to governors, state legislatures, etc.  You can even argue about […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome new Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and applaud him following up on his campaign promises on his very first day. They also credit the FBI for a successful resolution to the hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue on Saturday but then fume as the bureau, the media, and the president claim the motive for the incident is a mystery. And they hammer the Salt Lake Tribune for suggesting the national guard should be called in to make sure the unvaccinated never leave their homes.

 

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Just a little complaining… Those “eco-friendly” napkins that most fast-food/take-0ut places use are not very good at the job of being a napkin. First, they are less absorbent so it takes a pile of them. Then, they have an icky smell. It’s an obnoxious replacement for the former napkins. I got a paper straw recently […]

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Supreme Imbecility on CMS Vax Mandate

 

Government statistics show that 90.5% of US citizens from age 65 to 74 have been fully vaccinated, and 100% have received at least one shot. For citizens 74 and above, 99.05% have had at least one shot and 84% are fully vaccinated. So, if those who have had one shot get the second shot within the month, then by mid-February close to 100% of Medicare beneficiaries will have been fully vaccinated. Yet the Supreme Court agrees that CMS should mandate vaccines for employees of institutions that receive Medicare funds,  at the penalty of losing their jobs, in order to protect the Medicare beneficiaries admitted to those facilities. If all of the Medicare beneficiaries are vaccinated, how is this not a complete admission that the vaccines don’t work?

Clearly, the vaccines do not prevent infection with or transmission of COVID. So, vaccinating employees of these institutions will not protect the Medicare beneficiaries admitted to those facilities. Some evidence (like the huge spike in COVID infections on Gibralter as soon as the population had been fully vaccinated, whereas before vaccination, COVID cases were very few on the island) suggests that vaccination enhances the risk of infection and transmission.

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I want to lay down a marker on my assumption that the current theme of Election Reform laws being pushed by the democrats is an acknowledgment that the number of votes recorded in the 2020 national election will likely not be equalled in the next decade of elections. There has to be a reason why […]

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Because they’re impersonating me in their satire. U.S.—After several successful rounds of trials and a quick overnight approval from the FDA, Pfizer proudly announced they will be releasing a brand new, never-before-seen COVID drug “Pfivermectin.” Preview Open

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Covid Scotland: Case rates lowest in unvaccinated as double-jabbed elderly drive rise in hospital admissions DOUBLE-JABBED Scots are now more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid than the unvaccinated amid an increase in elderly people falling ill due to waning immunity. Preview Open

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A Richmond beer league hockey player is reported to have died after suffering a heart problem on the ice. The man – understood to be a 25-year-old goaltender – was playing at the city-run Richmond Ice Centre, on Triangle Road, on Friday night. Preview Open

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Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin for refusing to eliminate or alter the filibuster despite massive pressure from their own party. They also welcome the Supreme Court’s decision striking down President Biden’s vaccine mandate on all businesses with more than 100 employees while also noting a separate decision that upheld the mandate on personnel at health care facilities. And they take a look at even more signs that Russia may be planning to invade Ukraine in the coming weeks.

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This third week of my personal COVID recovery journey was the first where thoughts of the prospect of death could be immediately rejected as unreasonable against what had become a deep, dark pit of all-consuming malaise and fatigue in the previous two weeks. Day in, day out treatments, based on integrative, holistic medical protocols found […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they dissect the stunningly horrible poll numbers for President Biden in a new poll both on key issues and his overall performance. They also shake their heads as the backlog of cargo ships off America’s west coast gets worse and worse. And they are flabbergasted as just how bad Vice President Kamala Harris is at the simplest parts of her job, like answering basic questions.

 

The border crisis was in plain view in September when Americans were stunned by images of thousands of migrant families huddled under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. Less dramatic, but no less important, is a 180-mile stretch of border to the west, where New Mexico borders on Mexico, where illegal migrants are more likely to be single males trying to avoid detection.

New Mexico Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, whose district includes her state’s entire international border, joins Parsing Immigration Policy to describe the situation there and the impact the non-stop flow of migrants is having on New Mexico and the rest of the country.

This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with David Keane, immigrant from Australia and founder of Bigtincan, an artificial-intelligence-powered sales enablement platform for leading companies worldwide. David believes that what makes the U.S. special is its culture both of welcoming immigrants and being willing to try new things, to take risks. In the United States, visas and exchange programs have allowed for the movement of ideas, skills and knowledge into the country. For him, that movement of people is a risk worth taking. A diversity of thought and background can bring about incredible new ideas, products and services, like his industry-leading company, not to mention create thousands of jobs as he’s done over the years.  He wonders, though, about how the next generation of entrepreneurs will construct movement and sharing in a world of heightened globalization and connectedness, as you’ll discover in this week’s JobMakers.

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