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"If history is our guide on how much a president may disclose about his health, the guide shows us he doesn't always tell us everything. From Presidents James Madison to Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan, we have not always been told what we might want to know about the health of the Commander in chief. So, for a moment, let’s take a leader's political reasons for withholding or divulging out of it and let's talk about the medical ethics side of this.

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"An NPR investigation has identified more than 30 medical practices in more than a dozen states promoting unproven claims that the drug thymosin alpha-1, which is administered via injection, can prevent or treat COVID-19.  Just as the coronavirus pandemic began its rapid and deadly spread across the United States, a well-known doctor named Dominique Fradin-Read told thousands of viewers tuning into an Instagram Live video that she had an answer, "one of the best ways to prevent and fight COVID-19." Core faculty member...
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"Several bioethicists question Rep. Andy Harris' lack of experience. Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican and medical doctor, has broken with the scientific mainstream during the coronavirus pandemic — decrying stay-at-home orders and warning of a “cult of masks.” Now the five-term congressman has joined the hunt for coronavirus treatments with an unpaid side gig overseeing a drug company trial. Harris is one of three members of the data and safety monitoring board for the trial run by NeuroRx, a small Delaware company whose CEO and founder has...
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"Black Americans have about twice the risk as whites of developing a medical problem called peripheral artery disease, in which blood vessels in the legs become narrowed or blocked off. Severe untreated PAD can lead to amputation. Yet white people are more likely than Black people to get a medical procedure for a severe form of PAD called critical limb ischemia... Such health care disparities have become more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a disproportionately negative impact on the health and financial well-being of people...
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