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The Canceling of Dr. David Sabatini

A story by an intrepid young reporter named Suzy Weiss about the cancellation of Dr. David Sabitini should serve as a Rosa Parks moment in combating the cancer of cancel culture. The cancer reference is especially apropos because Sabatini was possibly well on his way to finding a cure for the disease but now finds himself unemployed and without purpose.

Weiss made a compelling case that Sabitini got a raw deal. Regardless, the allegations against him didn’t merit canceling a gifted scientist who many believe was destined for a Nobel Prize.

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Houston Methodist’s Needless Stent Surgeries

Given Houston Methodist’s public trashing of ENT doc Mary Talley Bowden for allegedly practicing medicine “not based in science,” it’s notable the Texas hospital, ranked among the best in the country, has been cited by a healthcare think tank for being the national leader performing stent surgeries on the elderly in the first year of the pandemic. The “science” is conclusive that most stent surgeries are unnecessary and potentially harmful.

Cleveland Clinic, another top-rated hospital whose CEO is a world-renowned cardiac surgeon, tied Houston Methodist for its dubious distinction.

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Dr. Fauci’s Secret Royalties

Throughout the pandemic, Americans were assured that public policy was “following the science.” Information revealed by a government watchdog group this week suggests that as always with politics, it’s critical to follow the money.

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When Private Equity “Cares” for The Disabled

BuzzFeed this week published a disturbing expose about KKR’s involvement with BrightSpring, which operates more than 600 nationwide residential facilities supposedly “caring” for disabled persons, some of whom can’t speak, bathe, or feed themselves. According to BuzzFeed, BrightSpring residents have routinely been subjected to neglect and abuse, sometimes resulting in death.

Only persons with ice in their veins could read BuzzFeed’s story and not be saddened and outraged.

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Private Equity’s Devaluation of U.S. Lives

The U.S. Constitution guarantees “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Private equity firms are increasingly denying Americans their inalienable rights.

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The Cowards Running U.S. Hospitals

Here’s a clickbait idea for U.S. business publications: The annual Corporate Cowardice Awards. Although it’s only March, this year’s recipient is a no brainer – The American Hospital Association. Wright L. Lassiter III, the trade group’s 2022 chair and CEO of Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System, is most deserving of accepting the award on behalf of his industry’s executive colleagues.

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