Day: September 6, 2020

Asthma may not boost risk for severe COVID-19, study says

New research may have people with asthma breathing a little easier: Doctors found the airway disease doesn’t raise the risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19.

The researchers also noted that people with asthma weren’t more likely than people without it to need a ventilator to help them breathe.

“A lot of people with asthma think they have a predisposition to severe COVID, and they worry a lot about going out. They should take precautions like using their masks, but they may not need to worry so much,” said study author Dr. Fernando Holguin. He’s director of the Asthma Clinical and Research Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora.

Holguin said the proportion of hospitalized COVID-19 patients with asthma was around 6%.

“For most places, that’s an asthma prevalence that is at or lower than the asthma prevalence in the general population. To compare, with influenza

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Are ‘Completely Aligned’ On Socialized Medicine


Posted: Sep 04, 2020 12:01 AM

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Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris recently proclaimed that “Joe Biden and I are completely aligned” on having a government takeover of healthcare.

Biden has previously said that he is a “transition candidate,” effectively conceding that his presidency would be a stepping stone for his running mate’s radical progressive agenda. 

During her short-lived candidacy, Harris embraced a vowed socialist Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” scheme, endorsing trillions of dollars in Sanders-style tax hikes on the American people. 

Harris would impose a new 7.5 percent payroll tax on employers, a $3.9 trillion tax hike that would slash wages for millions of middle class Americans as employers pass down the extra costs to their workers. Harris would also impose a 4 percent payroll tax hike on families making

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