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We learned nothing from the Pandemic

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation One lesson from the so-called pandemic that should have been learned is that the government’s involvement in healthcare is not making things better for patients. As I’ve pointed out previously, mismanagement by Idaho’s hospital systems over many decades contributed to lack of staff and hospital beds. In […]

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John Livingston

Refocus

This week marks the beginning of March Madness 2022—The NCAA Division 3 Men’s basketball tournament. I was one of three boys and I raised three boys of my own. Sports were always a big part in the lives of both families. My father like myself saw sports as a “means to an end” and not […]

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John Livingston

Time to just take a shower?

Who are we more likely to follow, the smartest person in the room, the cleverest presenter, or the most attractive person? What makes people believe what someone else says? Is it a credential after their name or an association with an ideology or who they are associated with or represent? If a political, cultural, or […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Big Tech Invades the Treasure Valley While KTVB Attacks the IFF

While the whole world has turned their eyes and ears to the Ukraine our president continues to talk about sanctions as the Russians push towards the capital. Unfortunately there is little that we can do but watch the carnage as long as Bungling Biden is president. Right now Idahoans need to be more concerned about […]

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John Livingston

The Political Economy of Mass Hysteria

Never underestimate the power of peer pressure or the power of the mind. Mass hysteria or technically Mass Psychogenic Illness (MPI) is defined as the spread of symptoms either psychological or physiological that have no bases or environmental or pathologic causes. When I was the Medical Officer on the USS Virginia our Nuclear reactors were […]

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John Livingston

No Black Swan

As we reach an asymptote on the Covid-19 graph it is worthwhile to look back and see what was done well and what went wrong. First, many great doctors and nurses stepped up to the plate and served their patients and communities exactly in the same way that they did prior to the pandemic. They […]

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John Livingston

No Margin—No Mission

There are many organizations and individuals sitting at the top of the medical industrial complex food chain who are cashing in on the political narrative that has driven our Covid-19 strategies. At the top of the list are pharmaceutical companies and health care provider networks who have created utility and demand for “Cost Free” Covid […]

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When Money Trumps Common Sense

Based on my 30 years of practical experience on the prescription and use of respiratory protection equipment, I gave testimony last month on the proper use of masks in this crisis we have found ourselves in over this past year. This month, I wish to direct my testimony to a little known topic by the […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

The Great Covid Caper

Trusting Government can be Dangerous to your health Vaxxed vs Unvaxxed: Anyone who says that if you’re not vaccinated you should go home and die is truly a godless person and will someday pay for their comments when they find out where Hell is. People should be very skeptical of going into hospitals for covid […]

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Are NIH Hospital Protocols more important than Life Itself?

I was out of the state when I received a call from my nephew telling me my sister would be life flighted to St. Al’s in Boise, from Weiser. She had been diagnosed with Covid several days earlier and was on a small amount of oxygen at home. Fearing my sister would die in St. Al’s, I […]

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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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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Covid is All about Money & Control

We have been talking about how the CDC has been fudging death figures from covid just like our Idaho Hospitals have been since this pandemic started. We now have the Director of the CDC coming out and saying publicly that 75% of deaths that occurred with people infected with covid but they had four comorbidities. […]

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