June 29th – July 5th 2020
In the general news, serious violence, including shootings, flared up over the July 4th weekend. Seattle dismantled the lawless CHAZ district set up by communist anarchists. Jeffrey Epstein’s accomplice, Ghislaine Maxell, was finally arrested. Five-million jobs were added last month. Then, President Trump staged multiple July 4th spectacles ranging from Mount Rushmore to the East Coast, rebounding with a good week from the prior bad week.
In healthcare news, weak leaders in Texas, Florida, New York, and elsewhere reversed plans to reopen their economy. The media propaganda effort hyping the harmless spread in new Wuhan virus cases was the cause. Related, Senator Paul scolded Anthony Fauci during a hearing about his baseless recommendations to keep schools closed, etc. Finally, as a reminder of the harms done to children and others by keeping schools closed and people at home, the opioid epidemic is getting worse.
In healthcare business news, Gilead’s (GILD) remdesivir was priced at $3,120 as the government started sending the drug to hot spots. Related, the Democrats dropped support for a bill to lower prescription drug prices.
On the data front, a well-conducted, reliable, retrospective study from Henry Ford showed dramatic reductions in death rates among hospitalized with Wuhan virus if they