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December 2020

A look at Howard Bauchner's wish list for 2021


This HND piece examines the wish list put forth by Bauchner, the editor in chief of JAMA. We try to be kind, but the virtue signaling and platitudes are too much to ignore. He does come up with one good idea, but offers no specifics on how he would accomplish it. We offer a rather obvious suggestion.

Unfortunately, Bauchner's point of view reflects the sorry state of academic medicine, and serves to illustrate just how far removed the AMA is from the needs of most practicing physicians.

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COVID-19 mass hysteria and questions


This HND piece takes a look as to how science does not matter in the least to many of our dictatorial leaders, in the wake of COVID-19. New York State's own contact tracing data names restaurants as a location with a very low rate of infections. Yet, they are closed in NYC and possibly other cities. Likewise, the governor of Michigan continues on with her crusade to destroy the state's economy.

And, wait to you hear what self-anointed genius Melinda Gates has to say about lockdowns. As the cliché goes, you can't make this stuff up.

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Slowing down the transmission of COVID-19


This HND piece takes a look at the rising number of cases, and recaps how we think that the virus is spread. thus, the old controversy of airborne versus droplets is reopened. Regarding masks, the consensus is that they help to some extent, but it is troubling that the widely used paper masks are never discussed in most references.

As to the upcoming vaccine, we're now told that even those vaccinated will still have to don masks...for a while. We also introduce an interesting product to protect you from dirty grocery carts—supposedly these harbor more than pathogens than public restrooms.

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There’s more than COVID-19 in play here


This HND piece critiques the notion that COVID-19, all by itself, is causing private medical practices to close. Anyone who has studied healthcare since the advent of Medicare, knows quite well that factors have been in play for more than 50 years that have worked to undermine the private practice of medicine.

We trace that history, and describe how practices that are currently successful are bucking the trend. In most cases, they have created a niche, and also use medical scribes. Still, the majority of practices these days large, or are affiliated with hospitals.

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