The Weekly Summary

March 16th – March 22nd                                 2020

In the general news, coronavirus literally halted the global economy in many ways. However, Continue reading

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Are there any medications to treat coronavirus?

(Also: How infectious and lethal is this Coronavirus COVID-19 compared to regular “flu”?)

February 27, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Gilead makes a not-yet-approved antiviral drug called remdisivir and it is being tested right Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

March 9th – March 15th                                 2020

In the general news, all of Italy and most of the rest of Europe locked down borders and imposed Continue reading

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The best hospitals in the country are losing money. Why?

August 12, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

In the course of working on a medical book for the patient population, I just discovered this 2017 Forbes article that explains Continue reading

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President Trump adopts plan by The Healthcare Channel to bring back drug manufacturing jobs

Update February 26, 2020 By Steven E Greer, MD

It is happening for real. Politico reports that the Trump administration is planning on using various Continue reading

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How infectious and lethal is this Coronavirus COVID-19 compared to regular “flu”?

February 28, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Just published online in the NEJM is a report with the death rates in China Continue reading

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Anthony Fauci unjustifiably caused a mass panic

March 13, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD

With one sentence in response to a question from a congressional hearing, an obscure medical Continue reading

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The only thing we have to fear…is fear itself

March 13, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Holy cow. The PGA Tour cancelled the Players Championship due to fears over the coronavirus. Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

March 2nd – March 8th                                 2020

In the general news, the coronavirus pandemic dominated the global news. The virus spread to the east in the U.S. causing New York to declare a state of emergency as California Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 24th – March 1st                                 2020

In the general news, President Trump traveled to India where he was greeted by 150,000 people in a stadium cheering him. The coronavirus expanded into multiple countries, Continue reading

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The Medical Advocate

Now available on Amazon.

The Medical Advocate is an important book on the American healthcare system. Continue reading

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The new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioid pain pills

June 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Pain pill prescriptions have quadrupled since the 1990’s as drug companies stepped up marketing and funded Continue reading

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Vaccinations that all adults should have

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD William Schaffner, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Continue reading

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The NIH Human Microbiome Project

March 31, 2010- Produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Vincent Young from the University of Michigan discusses the Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 17th – February 23rd                                 2020

 In the general news, the United States and Afghan Taliban regime seem ready to sign a peace agreement at end of month, which would end this nation’s longest war. Yet the media Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 10th – February 16th                                 2020

In the general news, Larry Kudlow of the Trump administration criticized China for its handling of the coronavirus, Continue reading

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The ISCHEMIA trial PI, Judith Hochman, makes egregiously unfounded statements on national TV

November 17, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The big news from the 2019 American Heart Association meeting is the large trial known by the acronym ISCHEMIA. Continue reading

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The problem of erroneous diagnoses never falling off the chart

February 10, 2020- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I discovered a whole new category of problems in the American healthcare system. It is the problem Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

February 3rd – February 9th                                 2020

In the general news, Antarctica hit 65-degrees for the first time in human history. The U.S. killed the Qaeda leader in Yemen. In politics, the Democrat Iowa caucus was derailed by what Continue reading

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Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI

November 22, 2017 – Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Donna Roberts, MD of the Medical University of South Carolina about her NEJM paper Continue reading

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