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Robert Alt – President of the Buckeye Institute

Our guest in this podcast is Robert Alt, president of PRI’s sister think tank in Ohio, the Buckeye Institute. Tim Anaya recently attended the Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank conference in Nashville and caught up with Robert Alt. They discussed the Institute’s work in challenging Ohio’s COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns, and government overreach.

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Paul Mango – Operation Warp Speed

Our guest on this podcast is Paul Mango who was Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the conception, development, and implementation of Operation Warp Speed – the U.S.’s effort to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to America and to the world.  Paul discusses how the Trump Administration, the U.S. health care industry, the military, and the nation’s best minds in science and medicine came together in a single effort, saving the lives of hundreds of millions around the world.   

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L.A. School District and Teachers Union Keep Mask Mandate Despite Science

It is St. Patrick’s week, but there is little Irish luck for school kids in Los Angeles who are still being forced to wear masks, despite strong science showing that mask mandates result in little benefit. At the end of February, Governor Gavin Newsom finally relented and issued a statement …

Commentary

Biden’s Half-Baked Covid Treatment Plan

‘Test to Treat’ ignores the significant risk of drug interactions with the Pfizer pill. President Biden touted a new anti-Covid initiative in his State of the Union address Tuesday. “We’re also ready with antiviral treatments. If you get Covid-19, the Pfizer pill reduces your chances of ending up in the hospital by …

Commentary

What science says about the future of COVID-19

There are possible ‘unknown unknowns’ that should concern us With pandemic fatigue becoming more intense, there is increasing speculation about when the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, might become “endemic” – a time when outbreaks will be more modest and manageable and we can “coexist” with the virus. A recent article in …

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Mixed Messaging by Public Officials Cloud COVID Return to Normal

Mixed messaging by elected officials and government health experts have continued to cloud efforts to finally “turn the corner” on the COVID-19 pandemic. Until now, Californians were supposed to wear masks in their offices when around colleagues, in grocery stores and restaurants except when eating, and at theaters. Yet, tens …

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How Will Expanded COVID-19 Sick Leave Mandate Impact California Employers?

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Committee will consider a package of COVID-19-related budget legislation proposed by Gov. Newsom including a recently-announced deal between Newsom and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders “to ensure employees continue to have access to COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through September 30, 2022.”  The Senate is expected …

Commentary

Biden deserves no credit for COVID-19 test website

Last Tuesday, the Biden administration launched its new website for ordering COVID-19 tests. They did so one day earlier than expected. We’re well into year three of the pandemic. And a concerted effort to get more tests to the public now passes for progress? Let’s be clear: The federal government …

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Is California Turning on Outdoor Dining?

In July, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to make the city’s emergency outdoor dining ordinance permanent. Adopted in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program empowered restaurant owners to convert adjacent on-street parking spaces into “parklets” where they could serve pandemic-weary patrons. The city’s parklet initiative, and …

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Hospital Emergency Rooms Are Not Covid-19 Testing Centers

A few days ago, I called my pediatrician to set appointments for my children. One child needed to be seen for a potential UTI, the infant needed the next round of standard vaccinations. However, because one child had symptoms related to Covid-19 (a stuffy nose) the pediatrician would not set …

Business & Economics

Robert Alt – President of the Buckeye Institute

Our guest in this podcast is Robert Alt, president of PRI’s sister think tank in Ohio, the Buckeye Institute. Tim Anaya recently attended the Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank conference in Nashville and caught up with Robert Alt. They discussed the Institute’s work in challenging Ohio’s COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns, and government overreach.

Coronavirus

Paul Mango – Operation Warp Speed

Our guest on this podcast is Paul Mango who was Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the conception, development, and implementation of Operation Warp Speed – the U.S.’s effort to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to America and to the world.  Paul discusses how the Trump Administration, the U.S. health care industry, the military, and the nation’s best minds in science and medicine came together in a single effort, saving the lives of hundreds of millions around the world.   

Blog

L.A. School District and Teachers Union Keep Mask Mandate Despite Science

It is St. Patrick’s week, but there is little Irish luck for school kids in Los Angeles who are still being forced to wear masks, despite strong science showing that mask mandates result in little benefit. At the end of February, Governor Gavin Newsom finally relented and issued a statement …

Commentary

Biden’s Half-Baked Covid Treatment Plan

‘Test to Treat’ ignores the significant risk of drug interactions with the Pfizer pill. President Biden touted a new anti-Covid initiative in his State of the Union address Tuesday. “We’re also ready with antiviral treatments. If you get Covid-19, the Pfizer pill reduces your chances of ending up in the hospital by …

Commentary

What science says about the future of COVID-19

There are possible ‘unknown unknowns’ that should concern us With pandemic fatigue becoming more intense, there is increasing speculation about when the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, might become “endemic” – a time when outbreaks will be more modest and manageable and we can “coexist” with the virus. A recent article in …

Blog

Mixed Messaging by Public Officials Cloud COVID Return to Normal

Mixed messaging by elected officials and government health experts have continued to cloud efforts to finally “turn the corner” on the COVID-19 pandemic. Until now, Californians were supposed to wear masks in their offices when around colleagues, in grocery stores and restaurants except when eating, and at theaters. Yet, tens …

Blog

How Will Expanded COVID-19 Sick Leave Mandate Impact California Employers?

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Committee will consider a package of COVID-19-related budget legislation proposed by Gov. Newsom including a recently-announced deal between Newsom and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders “to ensure employees continue to have access to COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through September 30, 2022.”  The Senate is expected …

Commentary

Biden deserves no credit for COVID-19 test website

Last Tuesday, the Biden administration launched its new website for ordering COVID-19 tests. They did so one day earlier than expected. We’re well into year three of the pandemic. And a concerted effort to get more tests to the public now passes for progress? Let’s be clear: The federal government …

Blog

Is California Turning on Outdoor Dining?

In July, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to make the city’s emergency outdoor dining ordinance permanent. Adopted in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program empowered restaurant owners to convert adjacent on-street parking spaces into “parklets” where they could serve pandemic-weary patrons. The city’s parklet initiative, and …

Blog

Hospital Emergency Rooms Are Not Covid-19 Testing Centers

A few days ago, I called my pediatrician to set appointments for my children. One child needed to be seen for a potential UTI, the infant needed the next round of standard vaccinations. However, because one child had symptoms related to Covid-19 (a stuffy nose) the pediatrician would not set …

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