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Advisers Urge Biden To Change COVID-19 Strategy

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Six public health advisers who advised President Biden during his presidential transition published three opinion articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association urging Biden to change his strategy in responding to COVID-19 to one aimed at learning how to live with the virus.

“The authors are all big names in American medicine; several, including Dr. Luciana Borio, a former acting chief scientist at the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. David Michaels, a former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, have held high-ranking government positions,” The New York Times reported. “The driving force behind the articles is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist, medical ethicist and University of Pennsylvania professor who advised former President Barack Obama.”

“They say the first thing the administration needs to do is take a broader vision, by recognizing that Covid-19 is here to stay. In one article, Dr. Emanuel and two co-authors — Michael T. Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease expert at New York University — pointedly note that in July, Mr. Biden proclaimed that ‘we’ve gained the upper hand against this virus,’ which in retrospect was clearly not the case,” the outlet added.

The call for a new strategy comes after the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened to reaching over 1 million new daily cases despite Biden’s promise to “shut down the virus” during his 2020 presidential campaign.

“To be better prepared for inevitable outbreaks, they suggest that the administration lay out goals and specific benchmarks, including what number of hospitalizations and deaths from respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus, that should trigger emergency measures,” The New York Times added. “The authors say the administration needs to acknowledge that Omicron may not mark the end of the pandemic — and to plan for a future that they concede is unknowable. They also make clear that the current rate of Covid hospitalizations and deaths is unacceptably high.”

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  1. Noneya

    January 9, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    “by recognizing that Covid-19 is here to stay.”

    Of course it’s here to stay as long as the vaxxed keep catching & spreading it thanks to the vax. When the vaxxed all die off, then maybe we will be free of it.

  2. Songbird100

    January 9, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    We wouldn’t have all of these hospitalizations & deaths if the govt would have given doctors the ability to use HCQ & Ivermectin in the beginning stages of viral infection, and instruct people in what to do to strengthen their immune systems so they would be less likely to even get infected with covid! The govt has blood on its hands!!!

  3. mach37

    January 9, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    “Learning how to live with the virus” – simply means reviewing the CDC’s statistics, the ones that show that COVID is NOT a dangerous threat to the human species, does NOT kill an unacceptable number of healthy people under the age of 65, and does NOT warrant shutdown or radical changes in social behaviors.

  4. JOHN DURHAM

    January 9, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Not helpful. Still no realization that there is NO VACCINE ANSWER TO any CORONA VIRUSES and never will be. The answer is in early treatment CURES. Zinc WITH SHUTTLE into cells with Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin or Quercetin, IV Large dose (50g min.) VitC, Hydrogen Peroxide w/Nebulizer, Regeneron Monoclonal

    As practiced, Healthcare is primarily a business.
    Any commonly used agent/therapy must generate substantial and even unconscionable revenue for the pharmaceutical companies, the hospitals, and the physicians, or it will never be used or even properly investigated.
    More likely, it will be suppressed because there is more Politics in Medicine than in Politics.
    Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

  5. Bonnie Matheson

    January 9, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    It is about time. The numbers of hospitalizations are partly due to scaring people so much that they believe they are going to die if they test positive. Stop the fear mongering. Make early treatment available easily and cheaply. Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine work wonders. Stop lying. This is a treatable disease if caught early. Start treating it and watch the hospital visits and deaths go away.

  6. Liguide

    January 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    They give such vague responses. Looks like “pass the Buck”

  7. Anne brady

    January 9, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    So when will the Biden Admin turn to therapeutics that Pres Trump talked about last year and Dr. Malone, McCulloch and Dr.kory along with so many others have advocated for this past year plus?
    What the hell is wrong with Fauci and the President? Enough with the vaccines that clearly do not work and now we are more in debt than ever to Big Pharma -financially – if we had used tried and true ivermectin and or hydroxychlor– both generic and proven to prevent major illness millions of lives would have been saved.
    Biden needs to wake up and ignore or fire Fauci – this is a catastrophe!!

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Governors, lawmakers and AGs team up to stop WHO from seizing more power over U.S. health decisions

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is among several Republican governors, attorneys general and lawmakers, who are working together to create maximum pressure to stop the World Health Organization (WHO) from seizing new powers to impose decisions on the United States and other member countries during future public health crises.

Ken Paxton has gone so far as to even go to court to try to force the Biden administration to not accept the changes being considered by the WHO this week.

“We filed a lawsuit to try to stop it because the Biden administration cannot obligate us to follow health regulations and guidelines by international bodies,” Paxton said on the Thursday edition of the Just the News, No Noise TV show.

“During more than two years of intensive negotiations, WHO’s Member States have shown unwavering commitment to forging a generational agreement to protect the world from a repeat of the horrors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press release. “I welcome the determination that all countries have shown to continue their work and fulfill the mission on which they embarked.”

Just The News explains that the global health organization is attempting to prepare for future pandemics by creating a unified policy that would direct countries on how to respond to world-wide emergencies faster than it did for COVID-19.

Specifically, one of the most controversial aspects of the agreement, which will not be a part of the draft agreement, is a “pathogen access and benefits system.” The system would codify sharing material on new viruses or strains that could potentially lead to another pandemic. In sharing the material, the negotiators hope it would ensure that all countries benefit fairly from future vaccines, drugs and tests.

Paxton said that he believes decisions about health should be left up to individual states. “We all believe that the authority to give that control to an international organization……certainly the states have never agreed to this,” he said. “And certainly we don’t believe the federal government has the power to impose that on us.”

Republican governors from two dozen states also sent a letter to Biden opposing these proposed changes, arguing they could “undermine national sovereignty.”

Twenty-two GOP attorneys general also criticized the changes, stating that if they were to go through, “the WHO would transform from an advisory, charitable organization to the world’s governor of public health.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic exposed fundamental flaws with the WHO and other public health institutions,” the letter reads. “These entities breached public trust and are unquestionably in need of reform. The proposed measures, however, would only exacerbate the WHO’s underlying problems and enable more civil liberties violations during future ’emergencies.'”

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