Medical

The Deceptions of NYT’s Truth Czar Tiffany Hsu

Meet Tiffany Hsu, the New York Times tech reporter responsible for covering “misinformation and disinformation.” That makes her the publication’s arbiter of what constitutes truth.

A recent article by Hsu about the supposed rise of Covid misinformation is a case study on how the Times deceives its readers with its preferred narratives.

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WSJ’s Allysia Finley Commits Vaccine Blasphemy

I’m compelled to issue a warning linking to my latest commentary: If you have wholeheartedly believed and embraced all the mainstream media’s government approved Covid reporting, this post might be hazardous to your health. Reader discretion is advised.

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Propecia & the FDA’s Blind Eye to Drug Risks

The Israeli publication Haaretz in September published a blistering expose about how adverse side effects of the hair growth drug Propecia destroyed the lives of countless men in that country. Notably, the Atlantic, a publication at the forefront of the U.S. media that published stories discrediting Covid vaccine critics, in 2012 discredited early critics who warned about Propecia’s side effects.

The FDA failed to act on repeated warnings about Propecia, even after European and Canadian regulators moved to alert consumers about the drug’s risks.

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NEW YORK - APRIL 4, 2017: NYU Langone Medical Center Ambulance in midtown Manhattan

The NYTimes’ BS Attack on NYU Langone’s ER

I never imagined I’d come to defend the management of a major U.S. hospital but reading the New York Times’ attempted takedown of NYU Langone’s ER, my sympathies lie with New York’s premier healthcare facility.

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The Twits Who Censored Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

When I think blacklists, I immediately imagine the McCarthy era. But it has been revealed that Twitter’s censors previously maintained blacklists, and among those whose tweets were suppressed was an impeccably credentialed Stanford professor with a medical degree and a PhD.

His sin? Disagreeing with U.S. government pandemic policies.

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An Unsung ER Hero Named Cedric Wyckoff

The ER at Beaumont Troy, the second busiest ER in southeastern Michigan, possibly averted a major bloodbath last August when an eagle-eyed hospital security officer confronted a visitor he suspected was carrying a concealed firearm. The man was roaming the ER’s main treatment area.

Turned out, the visitor was carrying a loaded gun, two clips for the firearm, and two large pocketknives.

The security officer was born to become a hero, as he was previously involved in three other acts of life-saving heroism.

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The Looming Cyber Shutdown of U.S. Hospitals

Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan’s teaching hospital, is as good as it gets when it comes to healthcare in America. Unfortunately, when it comes to cybersecurity, Michigan Medicine appears as inept as its lesser rivals protecting its IT and patient information, underscoring that even top-tier hospital managements are out of their depths when it comes to safeguarding their technology.

It’s likely only a matter of time before hackers decide to hijack all U.S. hospital IT operations in one fell swoop. Federal intervention is required, but unfortunately the U.S. government is no better protecting its IT than U.S. hospitals.

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When Hospital Nurses Must Call 911

At St. Michael’s Medical Center in suburban Seattle earlier this month a charge nurse working in the hospital’s problem-plagued ER was forced to call 911 and ask the fire department for backup support. There were reportedly five nurses on duty and 45 patients in the waiting room.

At Ascension Saint Joseph’s Medical Center of Joliet in suburban Chicago three nurses were suspended and escorted from the hospital after voicing concerns about ER staffing. According to the Illinois Nurses Association, there were only four nurses available to treat 46 patients. The unit’s staff requirement was 14 nurses.

In Dallas, a maternity ward nurse and a case worker at Methodist Dallas Medical Center were shot and killed when a gunman on parole and wearing an ankle bracelet opened fire. The gunman reportedly hit his girlfriend while she was in labor and then opened fire on the hospital staff.

Although the three incidents in different regions of the country seem unrelated, what binds them are the inept managements overseeing U.S. hospitals.

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Beware of Back, Stent, & Sinus Surgeries

The Providence hospital system’s recent $22.7 million settlement with the DOJ for performing unnecessary back surgeries reaffirmed the wisdom of Dr. John Sarno, who decades ago warned that most back surgeries were unnecessary. If Sarno were alive today, the medical establishment, the legacy media, and social media censors would rally together and dismiss him as a quack spreading “misinformation.”

Regretfully, back and spine surgeries aren’t the only medical procedures patients must be wary of.

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The Genius of McKinsey Consultants?

A recent New York Times expose on the Providence “nonprofit” hospital system served as yet another reminder that McKinsey consultants might not be the business geniuses they are cracked up to be, particularly in healthcare and media.

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