COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine Is Not About Trump

President of Doctors for Disasters Preparedness, Dr. Jane Orient, M.D.,  remains a strong advocate of the drug hydroxychloroquine in the fight against the Coronavirus, despite the various labels the drug has been given and its mainstream stigma.

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What is Worse: Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine

As the death toll and cases of 2019- nCoV (aka novel coronavirus) infection rises, our curiosity increases as to the epidemic’s when, why, where, and how. Is the new virus naturally occurring, animal to human transmission, a bio-weapon?

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The Corona Virus -1918 All Over Again?

Clusters of a dozen or so deaths may get nonstop “if-it-bleeds-it-leads” press coverage. But the lack of preparedness for the really, really big threats may be met with virtual radio silence—until panic breaks out.

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Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

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Sacrificing Freedom to Vaccination

The Oath of Hippocrates states physicians have the duty to advise their patients according to the best of their ability and judgment. Physicians usually recommend vaccination, believing that for a particular patient, the benefit exceeds the risk.

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A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

In a lawsuit against Aetna for denial of benefits which the patient alleges "almost killed him," Aetna's medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

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HIV Cells Used to Fight Cancer

"Fire with Fire," a three minute documentary from DB Productions and GE Froward, a subsidiary of General Electric, presents the findings of a rare cancer treatment, breakthrough,  CTL019, decades in the making.

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  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Jane Fonda Reduces Trousdale Estate Listing After Only One Month

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    Two-time Oscar winner and actress extraordinaire, Jane Fonda is one of those rare versatile people who thrives and excels in all situations whether it be in the diverse homes she chooses or the roles she plays in film or in her personal life.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pols at Odds, Border Wall, Rep’s Gone Wild; Brexit Looms; Stalking

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    President Trump returned to Washington after meeting with Troops in Iraq to begin the contentious budget wars that have resulted in a partial government shutdown and created a deeper divide between the White House and both Houses.

     
  • Men’s Gift Guide: For the Sophisticated Man

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    With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’ve put together a gift guide of men’s specialty ideas from the latest in electronic gadgets to ultra-luxurious grooming and styling products to traditional and lifestyle gifts guaranteed to pay homage to the special man.

     
  • Sony Entertainment and Columbia Pictures Host The Green Hornet Junket

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    THE GREEN HORNET, a high energy, fast action, comedy adventure, from Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures recently held its press junket at the ultra-luxurious Four Seasons Beverly Hills.

     
  • Playboy Mansion Sells to Neighbor; Allows Bunny Patriarch Lifetime Living

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    Hugh Hefner sold his Holmby Hills Mansion for a cool $100Million, half of the original listing price, to his neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, the owner of Hostess Snack Foods. The Playboy Enterprises founder will live out his days dolling out $1M annually for expenses.

     
  • The Respondent, An Upcoming True Story by Greg Ellis, Hit Shelves in January

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    Greg Ellis, Emmy nominated actor in many of the biggest box office successes (the Pirates of the Caribbean series, J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, Titanic), has a mind-blowing story which includes psych ward lock ups, homelessness, and other humanizing tribulations.  

  • Former Presidents, World Leaders, Pay Tribute To George H.W. Bush

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    As the news that former President George H.W. Bush had passed away, a steady stream of accolades praising the leader as a humble, dedicated, public service, who remained faithfully dedicated to his family, his wife and the life they built.

     
  • The Secret World of Arrietty - An Enchanted Magical Odyssey

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    THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, a Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures Film, brings to the screen an enchanting animated story of summer friendship, youthful innocence, and family bonds.

     
  • Serengeti Review – Stunning, Engaging, Four Stars

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    Serengeti, from the Discovery Channel, present a six-part documentary series on Africa’s majestic geographical region as seen through the eyes of the many wild animals who make their home in this grand and impressive land that time forgot.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President George H.W. Bush Laid To Rest; Comey Testifies; Paris Riots; El Chapo; Kevin Hart

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    President George H.W. Bush was memorialized this week as dignitaries, politicians, heads of state, family and friends gathered at the National Cathedral to pay respects and honor the legacy of the 41st President of the United States.

     
  • Major Real Estate Auction Features 123 Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us Store Properties

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    In a rare opportunity for retailer, landlords and real estate investors, a total of 123 Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” us owned and ground leased properties in 29 states will be auctioned in Manhattan.  

  • Le Brésil Mauvais Elève

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    La réduction des subventions allouées aux universités brésiliennes par Jair Bolsonaro confirme l'emprise d'un homme sur un pays brutalisé par des méthodes qui visent à étouffer tout foyer de contestation. Fallait-il s'y attendre ? Peut-être pas.  

  • The Nation Enables Whistleblowers, Embraces Encryption, With Confidential Tips Page

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    Long a home for adversarial accountability journalism in its 150-plus-years of publication, The Nation is doubling down in the era of Trump. We've launched a confidential tips resource to further our mission of speaking truth to power.   

  • Money News: DOW, US Markets Strong; World Markets Close UP

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    The four major US Markets stayed strong throughout the week, as the world markets rallied on the news of the G20 summit, and consumer confidence remained high heading into the make or break holiday shopping season.

     
  • Tennessee Boy Found Guilty in Murder Of Neighbor Girl

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    In a story that has gained international attention, Benjamin Nicolas Tiller, 11, has been found guilty of first degree murder in the shotgun death of his neighbor, MaKayla Dyer, 8, stemming from a dispute that escalated over puppies.