Although not by design, the Wall Street Journal’s FDA approval coverage of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine made a compelling argument as to why the food and drug watchdog should be outsourced to private equity.
Does the name Jeffrey Zients mean anything to you? It should, and if the corporate media was doing an even half-assed job covering the Biden Administration’s response to the pandemic, the public would be clamoring for his resignation.
The New York Times is among the last places I’d expect alarming information about Covid vaccine safety, but a passing reference buried in a story the publication posted on Wednesday burst my bubble about Israel’s government and shattered my trust in the Biden Administration and America’s health regulatory agencies.
Regardless of your political persuasion or whether you are a die-hard vaccine advocate or a hard core anti vaxxer, the Biden Administration’s announcement today that it hopes to begin rolling out booster vaccines in September was premature and irresponsible.
Nicole Johnson, a staff pediatrician at Cleveland’s highly regarded Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital, is the rare physician who not only dares to speak truth to power, she shouts it. It’s a potential career-ending move and given that Johnson loves her job and still paying back medical school loans, her outspokenness is even more daring.
President Biden last week unveiled a tough talking executive order that included some healthcare reform initiatives. Biden deserves an A on rhetoric but a D on concrete measures. Here are some efforts that should be considered as part of any serious attempt to overhaul America’s dysfunctional healthcare industry and improve patient care for all Americans.