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Tort Reform and The Medical Malpractice Myth

Contrary to popular belief, people do not usually sue when they are injured. This is the lead-in offered by Professor Engel in “The Myth of the Litigious Society, Why We Don’t Sue.” He addresses the confusion associated with an empirically unfounded theory about Americans and the law, that our society is flooded with lawsuits that are frivolous and overwhelming to

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The Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in Treating COVID-19

A Review of the Science When I first heard about hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a treatment for COVID-19, I was excited. Wouldn’t it be great if we have a robust treatment for this disease? Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out. Hydroxychloroquine has been tested more than any other potential COVID-19 drug but has fallen short of expectations. HCQ can neither prevent nor

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Messenger RNA (mRNA) Vaccinations for COVID-19 – History in the Making Amazing Science Gives a Ray of Hope

A COVID-19 vaccine is on the imminent horizon. It is considered the key to lifting social-distancing measures, reopening schools, markets, and events around the globe. Vaccination is key to preventing disease and has been a major advance in public health to eradicate epidemics like smallpox or polio. Vaccines work by mimicking an infectious agent, and by doing so, train our

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COVID Pandemic – Making Sense of the Data

It’s the middle of the summer, and the coronavirus has not gone away. When the pandemic first began, we hoped that there’d be a lull during the summer, with the heat knocking it out, but this hasn’t happened. Arguments have also become part of the daily discourse, with people debating over case counts and death tolls, how the trends should

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If So Many Are Going to Get COVID Anyway, Why Not Just Get it Over With?

We’re all familiar with ‘flattening the curve,’ the idea that shutting down large aspects of society and creating social distancing will slow the spread of the disease – the net effect is to not overwhelm the medical system. We saw what happened in Italy – their healthcare system overwhelmed, ventilator shortages, and people dying while awaiting care. In the US,

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Considerations and Practicalities for Returning to the Workplace

As states relax their restrictions in the coming weeks and months, non-essential businesses may be permitted to reopen conditionally. Concerns about the transmission of COVID-19 remain amongst the workforce. Undoubtedly once shelter-in-place orders have been lifted and employers are permitted to reopen their workspaces, they will need to do so with caution. Protective measures have been published by the CDC,

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