Special Report
Special Report
by | Mar 31, 2020

Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorization for the use of  hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine (CQ) to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Simultaneously, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Sandoz has donated…

by | Mar 30, 2020

These remarks were prepared for delivery at the spring meeting of the Philadelphia Society in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 28, 2020. The meeting was canceled due to the ongoing crisis. In the late summer of 2015, I called John…

by | Mar 29, 2020

COVID-19: The Reality Show has taken cable TV by storm. The plot is nominally about a war against an invisible Chinese invader that has already killed over 1,200 Americans. But on another level, it is a family sitcom, a successor…

by | Mar 24, 2020

Those of us trying to predict what direction the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic will take in the United States have been paying close attention to reports from Italy. And until Sunday, the outlook there kept going from bad to worse. For…

by | Mar 23, 2020

At Thursday’s White House press briefing, President Trump and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn announced that the FDA has approved the “compassionate use” of the antimalarial drug chloroquine to treat patients infected with Coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”). Under extreme or exigent circumstances,…

by | Mar 20, 2020

As the United States prepares for a second week of lockdown to slow the spread of the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19), hundreds of people in Italy are dying every day from this disease. And the reason why Italy now has more…

by | Mar 18, 2020

“We know the numerator, but not the denominator.”  — Leading medical researcher, name withheld, discussing the statistical effect of the coronavirus 2019 One of the most difficult problems in assessing the current coronavirus 2019 (hereinafter COVID-19) pandemic is sorting through…

by | Mar 15, 2020

March was an important month for George Washington. He resisted the opportunity to become a military dictator in March. And he rode away from America’s presidency in March. A man of action rather than ideas, the Virginia planter turned continental…

by | Mar 11, 2020

This is a strange piece because of the nature of the crisis in which I find myself. It was written March 9 and 10. It’s likely a lot has changed in between the time I write this and the time…

by | Mar 9, 2020

At times like this, it’s helpful to remember the last words of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick. The veteran general led the VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac in Gen. U. S. Grant’s spring 1864 offensive in Virginia. After…

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