Moderna, Pfizer signal they plan to raise price of their shots

In defense of pandemic profits

The price of a COVID-19 shot will soon go up. The federal public health emergency ended this month, and the government will stop providing COVID vaccines to all Americans free of charge. Moderna and Pfizer have both signaled that they plan to raise the prices of their shots once the …


Read the most recent update on the COVID public health emergency

Why is Medicaid still treating COVID-19 as a public health emergency?

The federal public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic came to an end Thursday, more than three years after it was first enacted in 2020. That comes on the heels of the World Health Organization’s declaration on May 5 that COVID-19 was no longer a global health emergency. And on …


Past time to end COVID-19 emergencies

President Biden announced last week that he would wind down the COVID-19 public health and national emergencies on May 11. A day later, the House voted on party lines to end the emergencies immediately. The action is long overdue. It’s past time to end these emergencies. They’ve become little more …


Are Americans too complacent about a winter surge of COVID infections — and deaths?

To the old saying about the inevitability of death and taxes, we should add another: another health crisis linked to COVID-19. As of the end of October, the CDC’s official tally of U.S. COVID infections was just under 100 million, but with many positive home test results unreported, the real …

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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.


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.   


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 …


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 …


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 …


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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