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NEW BRIEF: Regulatory Roadblocks Hinder Development of New COVID-19 Treatments for the Immuno­compromised

The current federal regulatory process to develop monoclonal antibodies to treat mutating strains of COVID-19 imposes unnecessary hurdles that hinder the creation and approval of effective treatments for the immunocompromised, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute. ...
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Learn About Latest Ineffective Education Spending

Lawsuit Settlement Forces Accountability on California’s Spending for Student Learning Loss

After sharply criticizing Governor Gavin Newsom’s unaccountable education spending proposals, I was happily surprised to see my criticisms vindicated in a recent court settlement that will force the state to finally demonstrate that its spending programs actually produce positive outcomes for students. In Governor Newsom’s proposed 2024-25 budget, he included ...
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Why weakening of intellectual property rules is a threat to California

This week, members of the World Trade Organization have convened half a world away in Abu Dhabi. But a proposal on the agenda could have profound consequences for us here in California. Representatives of the World Trade Organization’s 164 member nations will discuss whether to waive patent protections on COVID-19 ...
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This Policy Helped Make COVID Vaccines Possible. It Could Soon Disappear.

If you’re among the 81% of Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you probably remember your first dose. Perhaps you snapped a selfie on your way out of the vaccine clinic. California Sen. Alex Padilla took things a step further and shared a video on Facebook encouraging his constituents to get the jab. ...
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PRI Covid Tradeoffs Brief Receives National Coverage

PRI Brief on Tradeoffs from COVID-19 Restrictions Featured in National Review

Economist Wayne Winegarden and policy associate McKenzie Richards of the nonpartisan, pro-free-market Pacific Research Institute recently authored a research brief detailing how more-severe Covid-19 mitigation policies — namely lockdowns, masking mandates, school and business closures, and social distancing — led to reduced infection and mortality rates, but at the expense of ...
Commentary

Improving The FDA’s Regulatory Process Can Enhance Treatment Options

Peter Marks, director of Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research noted that “vaccination remains critical to public health and continued protection against serious consequences of Covid-19, including hospitalization and death.” But what is the protection for those Americans who can’t take the vaccine? Read the ...
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Wayne Winegarden on Lars Larson Show: Did Covid Restrictions Wreck Our Economy For Nothing?

Listen to Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics and director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, discuss his new brief “No Solutions, Only Tradeoffs,” which explores how the small health benefits generated by state COVID-19 lockdowns were more than offset by huge losses in ...
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Wayne Winegarden – The Impact of Covid-19 Restrictions

Our guest this week is PRI senior fellow Dr. Wayne Winegarden.  We discuss with Wayne his new study comparing the results of states that had very restrictive COVID-19 policies versus those that did not.  He concludes that while COVID-19 restrictions did lead to some health benefits, they were unfortunately negated ...
Coronavirus

NEW BRIEF: Regulatory Roadblocks Hinder Development of New COVID-19 Treatments for the Immuno­compromised

The current federal regulatory process to develop monoclonal antibodies to treat mutating strains of COVID-19 imposes unnecessary hurdles that hinder the creation and approval of effective treatments for the immunocompromised, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute. ...
Blog

Learn About Latest Ineffective Education Spending

Lawsuit Settlement Forces Accountability on California’s Spending for Student Learning Loss

After sharply criticizing Governor Gavin Newsom’s unaccountable education spending proposals, I was happily surprised to see my criticisms vindicated in a recent court settlement that will force the state to finally demonstrate that its spending programs actually produce positive outcomes for students. In Governor Newsom’s proposed 2024-25 budget, he included ...
Commentary

Why weakening of intellectual property rules is a threat to California

This week, members of the World Trade Organization have convened half a world away in Abu Dhabi. But a proposal on the agenda could have profound consequences for us here in California. Representatives of the World Trade Organization’s 164 member nations will discuss whether to waive patent protections on COVID-19 ...
Commentary

This Policy Helped Make COVID Vaccines Possible. It Could Soon Disappear.

If you’re among the 81% of Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you probably remember your first dose. Perhaps you snapped a selfie on your way out of the vaccine clinic. California Sen. Alex Padilla took things a step further and shared a video on Facebook encouraging his constituents to get the jab. ...
Coronavirus

PRI Covid Tradeoffs Brief Receives National Coverage

PRI Brief on Tradeoffs from COVID-19 Restrictions Featured in National Review

Economist Wayne Winegarden and policy associate McKenzie Richards of the nonpartisan, pro-free-market Pacific Research Institute recently authored a research brief detailing how more-severe Covid-19 mitigation policies — namely lockdowns, masking mandates, school and business closures, and social distancing — led to reduced infection and mortality rates, but at the expense of ...
Commentary

Improving The FDA’s Regulatory Process Can Enhance Treatment Options

Peter Marks, director of Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research noted that “vaccination remains critical to public health and continued protection against serious consequences of Covid-19, including hospitalization and death.” But what is the protection for those Americans who can’t take the vaccine? Read the ...
Covid-19

Wayne Winegarden on Lars Larson Show: Did Covid Restrictions Wreck Our Economy For Nothing?

Listen to Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics and director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, discuss his new brief “No Solutions, Only Tradeoffs,” which explores how the small health benefits generated by state COVID-19 lockdowns were more than offset by huge losses in ...
Covid-19

Wayne Winegarden – The Impact of Covid-19 Restrictions

Our guest this week is PRI senior fellow Dr. Wayne Winegarden.  We discuss with Wayne his new study comparing the results of states that had very restrictive COVID-19 policies versus those that did not.  He concludes that while COVID-19 restrictions did lead to some health benefits, they were unfortunately negated ...
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