It is important to me to periodically take an opportunity to express my gratitude to all those who read the blog. Obviously the coronavirus epidemic, and the governmental reactions to that epidemic, have been a shock to all of us and to our society. Since it became apparent that this would be a serious public policy issue, I have been concerned about the quality of the data and research being used by politicians to make decisions, and about the lack of consideration of the effects of mitigation of spread measures, effects that should have been obvious, but seem to have been largely ignored. We are now living with the effects of that misuse of data and research, and that failure to understand the devastating social and economic effects that would result from lockdowns. I continue to try to provide people with as much information as I can gather on the impact and nature of the epidemic and the effects of the mitigation measures. And I deeply appreciate anyone who reads and who shares the information. The more people who have accurate, balanced perspectives, the more likely we are to end up with good public policy decisions. I also appreciate the feedback and comments I get and I try to respond directly to all of them. And don’t hesitate to let me know if I make a mistake, I am committed to getting the best quality information out possible and I am sure I do make mistakes. Thank you again.
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The Healthy Skeptic is a website about the health care system, and is written by Kevin Roche, who has many years of experience working in the health industry. Mr. Roche is available to assist health care companies through consulting arrangements through Roche Consulting, LLC and may be reached at [email protected].
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