This Congressman Wants to End US Reliance on Medicine From China. Here's How.

Apr 08, 2020

Good morning from Washington, where President Trump and his coronavirus task force tout progress in developing more and better tests to detect the disease. Improved testing is going to shape where we end up, health policy expert Amy Anderson writes. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., joins the podcast to talk about his legislation to end China's stranglehold on our pharmaceuticals. Plus: Russian disinformation on COVID-19, judges and the Constitution, and the left's latest race-baiting. On this date in 1974, the Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 714 homers. Passover begins tonight.

By Rachel del Guidice

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., says most active pharmaceutical ingredients used in the U.S. are made in China, including 95% of our imports of ibuprofen.
By Amy Anderson

While not a cure or treatment, antibody testing will be part of an overall strategy to shift back from current social distancing and mitigation strategies to isolating and quarantining individuals.
By Thomas Jipping

Harvard Law School professor Adrian Vermeule describes all sorts of things he wants an uber-powerful government to do for us: protect us from pandemics, climate change, corporations, the free market, and corporate exploitation of the environment.
By Fred Lucas

The United States is the largest funder of the World Health Organizatoin, contributing about 15% of the group's $38 billion budget.
By Walter E. Williams

Whenever there's a bit of silencing to be done, just accuse a detractor or critic of racism. A recent, particularly stupid, example is CNN's Brandon Tensley's complaint that the "Coronavirus task force is another example of Trump administration's lack of diversity."
By Alexis Mrachek

Various Russian news sources have claimed the U.S. started the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. deployed the virus as a "biological weapon," or the virus is a complete hoax created by the United States.
By Tony Perkins

"I can't believe we've gotten to this point where we're going to use a national health care emergency ... [to] steal constitutional rights from pro-life Christians," says David Benham.

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