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John Livingston

Crisis Standards of Care too Many Questions Left Unanswered

I’m not a lawyer, nor am I an “expert” in issues regarding standard of care, standard of medical practice, informed consent, and patient confidentiality. I do have 44 years of clinical experience in the military and in the private sector. While in the military and on deployment physicians and surgeons were required to have a […]

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John Livingston

Proud

Every day is a great day to be an American, but yesterday had special meaning for me. Winsome Sears became the first woman and the first person of color to win statewide office in the commonwealth of Virginia. Not one major news organization or media outlet reported on this. They report on riots and faux […]

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John Livingston

My New Business

I am about to start a new business. Opportunity is everywhere as they say. I have studied and have done my due diligence. I have had great role models—giants in their fields. Names like Gil Gilbertson (truly a hero he), Ed Dahlberg (humble, competent and ethical), and Sister Patricia Mulvaney (truly a Saint) all who […]

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John Livingston

When Fighting a Worthy Opponent

A tip of the hat to Governor Brad Little. I have lived in Idaho for almost 40 years, and I have not watched a more effective State of The State Address. Lacking the retail political skills and charisma of his predecessor or the ability to connect with the people like a Cecil Andrus or the […]

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John Livingston

Time to Start Living

The medical profession in Idaho was built on the shoulders of giants. One such giant was Dr. Charles “Fuzzy” Stuart. Dr. Stuart was a WILLIAM OSLER FELLOW at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Osler was one of the founding fathers of American Academic Medicine. When Dr. Stuart came to Idaho, he was one […]

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John Livingston

No Jesus—No Liberty

Over the past four years Mr. Ted Weiland has posted behind several of my articles making the point that there is a difference between the American People and the governance system set up by our Founding Fathers. He made such a post last week behind an article in The Gem State Patriot by Bob Shillingstad. […]

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John Livingston

False Science

There has always been a conflict between “science and politics”. Politicians have forever tried to usurp the “authority of science” and use it to support a political narrative. This is what happened when Pope Urban the VIII—truly a man of science he, put his close friend Galileo Galilei under house arrest for Galileo’s support of […]

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John Livingston

What’s Right is Right

After taking a required theological ethics course in college, I was impressed with the complexities that had been introduced into our thinking by academicians, ethicists and theologians, and even legal scholars about issues of right and wrong that almost always are simple to resolve in our own hearts and minds. We are guided by both […]

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John Livingston

Speaking the Truth will get you Shut Down

Dr. Ryan Cole’s Contract Cancelled by Select Health (Editors Note) The issue addressed in this letter is that it appears the insurance contract between select health and Dr. Ryan Cole was severed without cause. Subject: Select Health Cancellation of Cole Diagnostic Contract To: Director of Insurance Dean Cameron I hesitate to contact you informally regarding […]

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John Livingston

The Covid “Boogey Man”

There has been a relentless and very personal attack on Dr. Ryan Cole over the past six months because of his differing scientific opinions regarding Covid-19 mitigation strategies and government policies. Dr. Cole has made a very considered and well-constructed argument supporting his positions. His professional credentials are impeccable. An Air Force Academy graduate, graduate […]

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John Livingston

Words

In November of 2002, I sat down in the ICU at St. Al’s after a long night of operating and trauma call. I tried to read one of my “op Notes” from a surgery that I had done about 5 hours earlier. Though I dictated the note, the grammar, syntax, disjointed paragraphs, and sentences were […]

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John Livingston

WINNING “Divided WE Fall (Fail) — United We STAND”

Six weeks ago, I proposed a remedy to the problem that conservatives have in this year’s Republican Governor’s primary. Just like 3 years ago our incumbent Governor will win the primary with less than 40% of the vote. I suggested a series of debates between the three conservative candidates and any other Republican Primary candidate […]