Coronavirus, Good News, Health Care, Science & Technology
FDA Authorizes First At-Home Coronavirus Sample Collection Kitby Tammy on April 21, 2020
This is excellent news. It has been amazing to watch how quickly we’ve made advances when it comes to testing, not just availability but portability and speed with results. It’s horrible what we’ve been through but extraordinary to see just how impressive our scientific community really is. Via Politico. The FDA has given emergency authorization to the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own samples at home, using a nasal swab, before mailing them off to a lab for analysis. The test, made by LabCorp, could help cut down on the amount of personal protective equipment health providers are using while collecting patient samples for testing. The company said its at-home collection kits will initially be used...
Public Podcast: The “Weekend Update” 3-14-20by Tammy on March 14, 2020
Normally exclusive media for our subscribers, with everything going on I decided to make this podcast public. I hope you find it useful, informative and on occasion entertaining. The Tammy Podcasts are made possible by subscribers, and we’d love to have you join us. For more information click here. Thank you!
ABC Reports Higher Premiums, Deductibles Since ’08. No Mention Of ‘Obamacare’by Shifra on November 24, 2019
If you are wondering how it is possible to report on middle-class healthcare skyrocketing costs from 2008 to 2018, without bothering to mention Obamacare as a possible factor, read last week’s ABC report. Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to lower costs? Wasn’t it named the *Affordable* Care Act? And now, the Dems are trying to foist an even more horrible scheme on us, with millions losing their private health insurance, and dumping everyone into Medicare For All, or, as it should be called, Healthcare For None. HT Twitchy. In 2008, middle-class workers spent about 7.8% of household income on premiums and deductibles. By 2018, that figure had climbed to 11.5%. https://t.co/u1iaCkAfoA — ABC News (@ABC) November 21, 2019 Gee, what happened between...
Bernie Politicizes Hospital Stay, But Where Would He Be Today If We Had ‘Medicare For All’ ?by Shifra on October 3, 2019
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the other occupants of the Dem Clown Car, er, the other 2020 Democrat Candidates, are lying about the so-called “Medicare For All,” which should be named “Health Care For None.” Even when in the hospital, he promoted the scheme. Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm feeling good. I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover. None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All! — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 2, 2019 As a Canadian friend of mine summed up health care in Canada: “It’s really ‘great’…until you need to see a...
How Maduro Used Doctors to Coerce Venezuela Votersby Shifra on March 18, 2019
While the Democrats are falling over themselves, rushing to the left, promising “free healthcare for everyone,” this is a terrifying story about what can happen when the government controls everyone’s medical care. Via NYT. Yansnier Arias knew it was wrong. It violated the Constitution, not to mention the oath he took as a doctor in Cuba. He had been sent to Venezuela by the Cuban government, one of thousands of doctors deployed to shore up ties between the two allies and alleviate Venezuela’s collapsing medical system. But with President Nicolás Maduro’s re-election on the line, not everyone was allowed to be treated, Dr. Arias said. A 65-year-old patient with heart failure entered his clinic — and urgently needed oxygen, he...
Video) Nancy Pelosi: “Let’s Hear It For ‘Pre-Existing Medical Conditions!’”by Shifra on November 7, 2018
Here’s hoping Pelosi is voted in as next Speaker of the House. She will be a daily reminder of how crazy the Democrat Party has become. No matter that the GOP is not eliminating health care for pre-existing medical conditions. She just prattles on with her talking points. And Pelosi promises “transparency.” Remember her infamous: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” ? Via Free Beacon. How Trump’s helped people with pre-existing conditions and major health issues Agree! 😉 https://t.co/HtuFNYSdwD — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) November 7, 2018
HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns Over Private Plane Tripsby Tammy on September 29, 2017
Not surprised, and at this point a good thing. Remember Price came to everyone’s attention for HHS because he was the man with a plan to repeal ObamaCare. Yeah, right. This seems to be part of the decision making by President Trump at the start when someone convinced him that bringing on certain people would help along his agenda. The opposite happened. I also don’t think this is just about the plane trips. It seems perhaps that was a last straw. This is breaking news and will be updated when more information is available. Via Fox News. DEVELOPING … Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday over his private plane trips. “Secretary of Health and Human Services...
Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Startby Tammy on August 16, 2017
In the midst of so much ugliness politically, we have amazing news like this, which is a good reminder that we are in a remarkable time in an amazing country that’s worth fighting for. Via NBC News. Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up. The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at Johns Hopkins University said. The test is a long way from being used to screen for cancer, but the study shows a way to get there, the team reported in...
Video: DNC Leader at Obamacare Rally Praises Health Care System in… *Cuba*by Shifra on July 19, 2017
HT Julio Muñoz therealcuba.com Yes, people are upset with the Republicans after the healthcare “repeal/replace” debacle. But Democrats have no ideas. Nothing. Except opposing President Trump. So they resort to preposterous lies. HT American Mirror. Cuba Manipulating Health Care Statistics Think the Cuban healthcare system is ideal? No cigar. Not even close.
Universal Cancer Test Detects Tumors 10 Years Before They Become Dangerousby Tammy on June 5, 2017
This is amazing news. And a reminder about how I encourage all of you with major health concerns:hang in, there’s something new, some amazing thing, along every day. Via Telegraph. A universal cancer test that can detect tumours 10 years before they become dangerous is being developed, scientists have announced. The simple blood test promises to revolutionise survival rates by catching cancers at their earliest stage. Researchers told the world’s largest oncology conference in Chicago they had successfully trialled the technology on more than 120 patients with breast, lung or prostate cancers. Click through for more details on the amazing news.
VA Hospital Serves RAW Food to Vetsby Tammy on May 13, 2017
Astounding. This is a hospital where patients will already likely have compromised immune systems and then to be fed raw chicken which carries bacterial and other pathogens? I’m not seeing any major change coming from Director Shulkin when reforming the VA was a major focus of the Trump campaign. This situation simply highlights how this horrible situation isn’t just about wait times, but a system that has abandoned our vets. Via the Daily Caller. A suburban Chicago Veterans Affairs hospital is serving raw, uncooked, and expired food while the head of the nutrition department sells handbags on government time. Photos acquired exclusively by The Daily Caller show food at the Hines VA Medical Center is often served raw, routinely served...
Paul Ryan Poses for Photo With Man Wearing Obscene Anti-AHCA Shirtby Shifra on May 7, 2017
Is it just me, or does the guy in the pic look like a fool? I mean, the one on the right. Via Washington Examiner. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took a photo with a man dressed in a shirt characterizing the American Health Care Act as “Repeal and go f—- yourself.” Twitter user @minnywisconsin posted a photo of himself standing next to an apron-clad Ryan Saturday wearing a shirt reading “Repeal and go f-ck yourself — GOP,” where an American flag replaces the “u.” The shirt is a quote from the podcast Pod Save America, which is hosted by former White House staffers during President Obama’s time in office…. Couple friends of the pod hanging out this morning. @jonfavs...
House GOP Narrowly Passes Health Care Bill Eviscerating ObamaCareby Tammy on May 4, 2017
While it’s imperfect, this only happened because Trump wanted it to. Paul Ryan resisted but in the end, they had to pass something recognizing that we were done putting up with their nonsense. They can take whatever victory lap they want, and in his remarks in the Rose Garden the president was much too generous toward House members and Ryan in particular, but the only reason this happened is because of you and Trump. This is only a first step, it is obviously incomplete despite the rhetoric that this was a repeal, but it’s a good start. Via CBS. The Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House 217-213 Thursday, with one vote to spare, although it will face...
Today’s Health Care Vote: What’s in the Bill?by Tammy on May 4, 2017
They’re finally doing it and voting on some dismantling of ObamaCare. It’s certainly not “repeal and replace,” but it’s better than nothing. Byron York reports the vote itself will happen at 130p ET, right during Tammy Radio! There was an $8B infusion into the bill addressing the issue of premium costs relating to pre-existing conditions, so that may have done the trick. This was done, of course, to placate “moderate” Republicans. This is what happens when government gets involved, costs go up and the situation gets worse. Remember, whatever comes out of the House then has to go to the Senate and then reconciliation to bring the two versions together, at which point it would be sent to the president....
Video) Tammy on FoxNews.com on Obamacare Replacement Debateby Shifra on March 26, 2017
Tammy joins host of Fox News’ ‘Bias Bash’ Lauren Green and Judith Miller to discuss the Washington debate over healthcare. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com