May 28, 2020-White House Breaking News
"Tech bias is a major issue facing our democracy. It challenges the free exchange of ideas and public debate that protects our civil liberties. Every citizen—liberal, conservative, or otherwise—has a right to be heard and treated fairly online."
President Trump fights censorship.
•Makes it U.S. policy that platforms who selectively edit, censor, or are not acting in “good faith” with regards to content will not receive the liability protection included in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act •Directs the Commerce Department to petition the FCC to make clarifying rules on Section 230 in line with U.S. policy •Helps stop millions of taxpayer dollars from being wasted by federal agencies on advertising with biased social media platforms •Ensures the Justice Department will review more than 16,000 complaints about politically motivated censorship that were collected by the White House in advance of a Social Media Summit held last year •Mobilizes State Attorneys General—who have massive subpoena and consumer protection authorities—to ensure social media platforms are not engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices •Acts as federal law and lists the many ways in which tech platforms act with bias against viewpoints they disagree with Massive corporations that treat millions of American citizens unfairly shouldn’t expect special privileges and protections under the law. With President Trump’s Executive Order today, our country is one step closer to having an honest, fair public debate.
A case in point from The Bugle
YouTube video interview with Dr. Judy Mikovits taken down for controversial exposure to incidents surrounding the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Science Magazine reports that Judy Mikovits started her career as a lab technician at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1988. She became a scientist and obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from George Washington University in 1991. By 2009, she was research director at the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI), a private research center in Reno, Nevada. Impressive credentials indeed which is why so many people believe her story. She was imprisoned for being a whistleblower. Judge for yourself if social media is biased against public policy and public interests.
Copy these links to the video interviews into your browser's address bar. The first one was taken down by YouTube as you will see. https://kblds.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/public/plandemic-part1.mp4
This second video is on YouTube but we do not know how long it will take for them to take this one down too.https://youtu.be/rhZETbXCqCM
Tips to stay healthy in the fight against virus infections
Use a paper towel to open and close public bathroom door handles and bathroom faucets. Use a tissue or a piece of your clothing to push buttons on elevators, office microwave ovens, copy machine, and vending machines. Protect yourself from handles on water coolers and drinking fountains, sink sponges, food/food container handled by others, another person’s keyboard or phone. shared books, pens, staplers, etc. Wash your hands with hot water for 20 seconds with soap, several times a day, especially following contact with hot spots.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, or rubbing your nose. Relax — stress can decrease immunity. Drink more water. Decrease sugar intake. Get more sleep. Take Vitamin C and D.
Solving the doctor shortage and medical school bottleneck
By Richard Liebowitz
Tens of thousands of Americans apply to U.S. medical schools each year. Only a fraction gain admission. The University of Arizona, for instance, posted a 1.9 percent acceptance rate in 2018. UCLA, Florida State University, and Wake Forest accepted fewer than 3 percent of applicants.
Many U.S. medical schools are proud of their microscopic admission rates. But they have negative ramifications for the nation's healthcare system.
The United States will need up to 121,900 more physicians by 2032 to care for its aging population. U.S. medical schools aren't producing enough graduates to meet that demand -- and don't have the capacity to expand anywhere close to that degree.
International medical schools are America's best hope for addressing its physician workforce needs. They're a crucial alternative for the thousands of qualified students who find themselves on the wrong end of a med school admissions decision as a result of the mismatch between qualified applicants and available seats.
Applying to med school has become a numbers game. In the 2018-2019 cycle, U.S. medical schools received over 850,000 applications from nearly 53,000 students. The average student applies to 16 schools.
Many students who would make terrific doctors fall through the cracks. In a recent interview with U.S. News and World Report, Dr. Robert Hasty, the founding dean and chief academic offer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, said, "We hear from high-quality applicants every day . . . and these are people with really high MCAT scores and GPAs, that this is their second year, third year or even fourth year applying to medical schools. And years ago, they would have gotten accepted the first time through, but the demand is just incredible."
In other words, the status quo is failing thousands of qualified applicants -- and the U.S. healthcare system, which needs more doctors.
U.S. medical schools don't appear capable of growing to address this problem. Enrollment is up only 7 percent over the past five years. That kind of modest growth won't get us anywhere close to narrowing our nation's projected shortage of physicians.
International medical schools can address these issues, providing opportunity to talented students and supplying the physicians America needs.
Many international schools provide an education every bit as good as those offered by U.S. schools. For example, 96 percent of first-time test takers from St. George's University in Grenada -- the school I lead -- passed Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam in 2018. That's the same rate as graduates of U.S. medical schools.
Research confirms that international schools produce high-caliber doctors. According to one study published by the BMJ, a leading medical journal, patients treated by doctors trained overseas had lower mortality rates than those treated by U.S.-educated doctors.
Internationally trained doctors also practice where the U.S. healthcare system needs them most. In areas where per-capita income is below $15,000 annually, more than four in ten doctors received their degrees abroad. Americans are increasingly turning to international schools. More than 60 percent of licensed medical graduates of international schools in the Caribbean are U.S. citizens. Three-quarters of the medical students at St. George's are U.S. citizens.
The odds of gaining admission to U.S. medical schools are growing longer. But bright young Americans don't have to give up their dreams of becoming doctors. They can turn to top-notch international medical schools. Their future patients will surely thank them.
Dr. Richard Liebowitz is vice chancellor of St. George's University (www.sgu.edu). He previously served as president of New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Threat
Arizona and California are monitoring the risk of disease carried by mosquitoes. Riverside County, California has already experienced cases of West Nile virus infections. In Arizona's monsoon weather creates breeding grounds in the short-term while California's flood control detention basins are pose a long-term risk. The public is cautioned to watch for standing water that can breed mosquitoes and to protect your family and pets from mosquito bites.
If you have been recently bitten by a mosquito and experience any flu-like symptoms, it is recommended to consult with your doctor.
While the risk for West Nile, Zika, and malaria are currently low, it is advised to be proactive in protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from bites. Dead birds in the area are an indication of local disease carrying mosquito breeding grounds.