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Triad Conservative
I'm a occupational medicine/urgent care physician in private solo practice, married, with two teenage sons.
Interests: history, theater, italian/american heritage, family formation/dissolution issues, choral and gospel music, baseball, new york city, public policy/current events, health policy, orthodox christianity, pro-life movement
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The illegal suspension of civil liberties and constitutional rights by state and local public officials in response to COVID-19 is now fairly widespread. We have great examples in our region with the actions of Governor Cooper, Mayor Nancy Vaughan and the Republican-controlled Board of County Commissioners in Guilford County. People... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Triad Conservative
There was a fascinating article on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine a couple of days ago. Dr. Anthony Fauci wrote it with a couple of other medical experts. The relevant passage? ... Guan et al.5 report mortality of 1.4% among 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19; these... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Triad Conservative
Jeff, thanks for posting. It is good that they are planning to convene, and I hope they do it quickly. I don't think, however, that awaiting a time-consuming acquisition of data should precede any actions taken. Berger and Moore need to start with the state constitution and the federal; and discern where Cooper and various local officials have violated them. And they need to pass legislation expeditiously that corrects the situation.
That is one way, Fred, at least theoretically. And these situations cry out for litigation. But with our checks-and-balances system, the General Assembly has a lot of power. And the Republicans who control it are not even trying to use it.
We have an epidemic in the state of North Carolina. It is an epidemic of elected officials unilaterally revoking the constitutional rights and civil liberties of their "subjects". The epidemic has spread from one public official to the next, and then to the next. I have a message for Roy... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Triad Conservative
You should be, Fred. These namby-pamby tyrants want to take away everyone's liberty without justification. This has all been a massive over-reaction.
Boy, I sure am glad we have a Republican majority on the Guilford Board of County Commissioners. Yesterday, the Board, in conjunction with the cities of Greensboro and High Point, initiated a deeper economic shutdown in Guilford County. In addition, they ordered that citizens be confined to their homes. They... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Triad Conservative
Fred, the man is right. The politicians like Cooper might be creating a much bigger problem than they are pretending to try to solve.
The medical residency program I completed permitted young doctors to choose one of a few different "tracks". One of those tracks was to go into the field of public health-- an option I did not pursue. But several of my peers in the residency program elected that path. During my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Triad Conservative
Fred, Krugman is of course a progressive Jew, and they hate Trump for reasons that I have discussed previously. But I think there is ample reason to believe that various elites are instigating an economic slowdown to deprive Trump of his re-election. The establishment media (of which Krugman is part)-- and the Ruling Class in the administrative state and Wall Street-- all are pushing in various ways for this thing to take a downward spiral.
There are two reasons to be cautiously optimistic. The first has to do with "isotherms". The virus apparently tends to be more prevalent in bands of territory or land that are a bit cooler than the American South; and to act in an apparently seasonal manner. (This study is from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Triad Conservative
Fred, it occurs to me that, all other things being equal, that could cause those facilities to have larger numbers of people at any one time because folks are forced to visit during a narrower time frame. That makes "social distancing" more difficult.
Fred, I noticed that the executive order exempted libraries. I wonder how they qualify as essential services or facilities worthy of protection from the mandate. There is an agenda being pursued that extends beyond public health.
The news was fairly jarring. Governor Cooper, via executive order, prohibited North Carolina residents from assembling in groups greater than 100 persons for the next thirty days. He granted exceptions, of course-- airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, shopping malls and centers, "office environments", factories, libraries, grocery stores, restaurants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Triad Conservative
Fred, history has shown that Ezekiel has been wrong about a lot of things. Perhaps the man (or woman) behind the curtain is keeping Biden in an aseptic bubble to protect him.
There is no doubt that the virus can cause death and serious complications in vulnerable populations and the elderly. But for younger, healthier populations, the effect is not unlike that of illnesses commonly experienced during flu and cold season. The thought of hospitals in countries where socialized medicine prevails having... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at Triad Conservative
Yes, you were right, Fred. This was political malpractice.
The accepted version of political wisdom within D.C. Republican circles over the last few years has been to pander in order to secure greater portions of the black vote. The two chief manifestations of this approach were increased aid to black colleges and universities; and the passage of the First... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at Triad Conservative
Good question, Fred. They probably will say they have such a system; but I would be willing to bet it would not prevent them from voting here.
Think back to 2008-- the year Obama was elected. Huge numbers of young people rushed to the polls to elect the great socialist deity. That same year, the Guilford County commissioners' board placed a huge school bond on the ballot. Among them were at least a couple of Republicans who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at Triad Conservative
I agree, Fred. He would be the figurehead while someone else acts the the chief executive. Sort of like Obama and Jarrett. And yes, neurocognitive testing is performed on a fairly routine basis by certain kinds of certified practitioners. It is readily available.
Readers will likely recall that the media/left complex indulged themselves floating the premise that Trump could be removed from office using the 25th Amendment. The implication was that he is unable to discharge his duties as president. But we now have a democratic socialist front-runner (in terms of delegate count),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at Triad Conservative