This was a political decision. The governor is in a tough situation with continuing pressure from the right wing of his party to eliminate mitigation requirements.
The economic impact of the physicians created by these programs is expected to reach $332 million by 2025.
The COVID vaccine rollout was botched by the previous White House administration.
Will we finally increase the cigarette tax this legislative session? It would be big medicine for Indiana’s health and economics.
For a few more months, follow mask-wearing, social-distancing and hand-sanitization recommendations, and avoid high-risk situations.
CDC scientists were intimidated, silenced and their expertise marginalized with the message that the administration’s changes were not optional.
The effort to rapidly bring an effective vaccine forward for massive distribution and inoculation has been truly amazing.
Given there is no coherent Republican health care reform plan, fixing Obamacare would be an affordable and achievable way to proceed.
Coronavirus is deaf to the administration’s pervasive disinformation campaign and is delighted with some governors, who, like lemmings, are jumping off a cliff in blind obedience to their leader and political ideology.
Because one-third of incarcerated people are in local jails with short stays, “jail churn” … promotes infection and spread to communities.
Within a month, we will know the effects of reopening. Meanwhile, don’t listen to the man behind the curtain. Listen to Dr. Fauci.
As mitigation is relaxed, there will certainly be increases in cases and mortality again.
The federal government performed the heavy lifting in accomplishing what the Indiana Legislature could not.
Government must have the means to react quickly and decisively to contain a catastrophic disease outbreak—actions that might infringe on individual freedoms.
This latest health threat should be a reminder of the value of supporting public health on the federal, state and local levels.
Past attempts to correct this problem legislatively in Indiana have been unsuccessful at the expense of Hoosiers seeking medical care.
The acceptance clearly crosses political party lines, evidenced by the states that have passed legalization statutes and referendums.
Their “medical” experiments punctuate Nazi Germany’s cruel, brutal and ruthless obsession to “cleanse” the world of Jews and other groups they considered unworthy of living.
This legislation is an important part of the comprehensive effort to prevent youth initiation of a lifelong deadly addiction.
We are currently entertaining changes in policy that sound good or intuitive but are not necessarily data-driven and evidenced-based.