The hottest Healthcare system Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
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uTobian β€’ 8235 implied HN points β€’ 06 Feb 24
  1. Enclosure historically happens under any system that wants to industrialize.
  2. Pharma has captured the state through various acts and profits from selling treatments for vaccine injuries.
  3. Covid represents an extreme form of enclosure by the ruling class for profit, through actions like vaccine mandates.
The FLCCC Alliance Community β€’ 4088 implied HN points β€’ 13 Jan 24
  1. It's important to speak up against malfeasance and unethical behavior, even if it's challenging or unpopular.
  2. Silence in the face of criminal activity is complicity, and it's crucial to stand up for what's right even if it means facing consequences.
  3. History will remember those who chose to do the right thing, and it's never too late to make a positive impact.
RESCUE with Michael Capuzzo β€’ 1965 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. The article highlights concerns about the safety and effectiveness of Paxlovid as doctors start to drop it due to drug interactions and research linking it to Covid rebounds and virus shedding.
  2. Pfizer is heavily promoting Paxlovid amidst concerns, transitioning from Emergency Use Authorization to FDA approval at a much higher price, despite struggles to market the drug successfully.
  3. There is a push to stigmatize skeptics of Paxlovid as 'anti-paxxers,' paralleling previous campaigns against alternative treatments like ivermectin.
Freddie deBoer β€’ 11535 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jun 23
  1. The American mental healthcare system needs more than vague criticisms to be fixed.
  2. Expanding access to mental healthcare requires understanding and addressing the existing stigma and challenges within the system.
  3. Advocacy for mental healthcare should focus on realistic goals and solutions, rather than relying on vague critiques and unfounded assumptions.
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The FLCCC Alliance Community β€’ 2456 implied HN points β€’ 21 Jan 24
  1. Fixing the healthcare system needs urgent attention and a collaborative effort.
  2. Key healthcare issues include suppressed drugs, unsafe products promotion, and corrupted medical narrative.
  3. Healthcare professionals and patients can learn together about various health conditions and treatments at the FLCCC conference.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack β€’ 2240 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. Dr. Paul Alexander emphasizes no forgiveness for fake COVID.
  2. Punishment and justice are demanded for those who caused harm.
  3. Calls for accountability, no closure, and proper public inquiries.
Weight and Healthcare β€’ 439 implied HN points β€’ 20 Mar 24
  1. Eli Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies are focused on lobbying for insurance coverage of weight loss drugs, pushing for the idea of higher-weight bodies as a 'disease' worth medicating.
  2. The FDA approval for weight loss drugs like Zepbound requires different criteria based on BMI, raising concerns about the risk assessments being tied to body size.
  3. Pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly prioritize shareholder interests over customer concerns, raising questions about the true motivations behind their actions.
Weight and Healthcare β€’ 718 implied HN points β€’ 07 Feb 24
  1. The concept of 'ob*esity' as a disease and the idea that it is progressive and relapsing are constructs of the weight loss industry and not scientifically supported.
  2. The study promoting Zepbound/Tirzepatide for weight loss has ties to the pharmaceutical industry, raising questions about potential bias and conflicts of interest among the authors.
  3. The lead author of the study, Louis J. Aronne, has a history of promoting weight loss methods without substantial research backing, raising concerns about the credibility of research surrounding weight loss drugs.
The New Normal β€’ 3085 implied HN points β€’ 25 May 23
  1. Many COVID patients were put on ventilators in spring 2020, leading to high mortality rates.
  2. There were concerns that ventilators were being overused and used incorrectly, leading to more harm than good.
  3. The medical establishment has faced criticism for the lack of studies on how many patients died due to ventilators, with a perceived cover-up.
backstory β€’ 339 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. The world's first malaria vaccine program started in Cameroon, marking a health revolution for Africa.
  2. The significance and impact of experiencing malaria firsthand in Africa, highlighting the challenges and realities of the disease.
  3. The importance of access to medical care and the different healthcare experiences faced in various regions, from experiences in Africa to a reflection on the British NHS.
Your Local Epidemiologist β€’ 1215 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jun 23
  1. The cycle of panic and neglect in public health is not new and can have long-lasting impacts.
  2. Countries like Vietnam have successfully avoided high COVID deaths by investing in public health systems.
  3. In the U.S., addressing the perpetual cycle of underfunding and fragmentation in public health is crucial for future pandemic preparedness.
American Inequality β€’ 432 implied HN points β€’ 25 Oct 23
  1. Cigarette smoking rates are rising, leading to disparities in health outcomes and life expectancy.
  2. Low-income Americans smoke at higher rates due to targeted advertising and easier access to tobacco products.
  3. E-cigarettes and vaping are on the rise, especially among teenagers, leading to concerns about addiction and health impacts.
American Inequality β€’ 609 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jul 23
  1. Lack of health insurance leads to inequalities and higher child mortality rates.
  2. High costs hinder insurance enrollment, with many uninsured Americans being from low-income households.
  3. Employer-based health insurance in the U.S. has roots in historical events and presents challenges like 'job-lock' and lack of coverage for gig-workers.
Weight and Healthcare β€’ 579 implied HN points β€’ 22 Feb 23
  1. Patients face challenges with BMI-based denials in healthcare, leading to significant emotional, financial, and physical impacts.
  2. Advocating for medical necessities, like surgeries, can be a long and arduous process involving research, professional consultations, and legal assistance.
  3. The use of BMI as a sole metric for healthcare decisions is criticized as outdated and unfair, impacting individuals' access to necessary care.
The Century of Biology β€’ 308 implied HN points β€’ 30 Jul 23
  1. Vial is working to reduce the cost of clinical trials by innovating new technology.
  2. Vial's Act I focuses on structuring, digitizing, and automating the clinical trial process to drive efficiency.
  3. Vial's Act II, Battery Bio, aims to revolutionize drug discovery by integrating software and advanced technologies in a vertically integrated approach.
OpenTheBooks Substack β€’ 343 implied HN points β€’ 10 May 23
  1. Top U.S. non-profit hospitals received $23 billion in Covid-aid but did not comply with price transparency rules.
  2. Hospital executives received huge compensation packages, with some CEOs making over $10 million per year.
  3. Despite receiving Covid aid, hospital net assets significantly increased while U.S. life expectancy dropped by 2.5 years.
Ladyparts β€’ 818 implied HN points β€’ 25 Oct 22
  1. The healthcare system in America presents absurd choices to individuals, forcing them to make challenging decisions in times of need.
  2. There is a disparity in experiences and income levels between men and women, leading to different perspectives on issues like healthcare and tone policing.
  3. Women continue to face challenges such as being tone policed and earning less than men, highlighting the ongoing gender inequalities that persist.
The ZIPster β€’ 53 implied HN points β€’ 02 Feb 24
  1. The author underwent hip surgery and describes the post-operative experience as feeling like an alien invasion in their leg.
  2. The author reflects on the healthcare system and the challenges of navigating medical services as a patient.
  3. The author's recovery post-surgery includes staying at a facility for physiotherapy and recuperation, providing insights into the institutionalized routine.
Weight and Healthcare β€’ 419 implied HN points β€’ 08 Feb 23
  1. Doctors' education can be influenced by undisclosed ties to pharmaceutical companies, impacting the information they provide and recommendations they make.
  2. Continuing Medical Education (CME) is essential for doctors to maintain licensure, but conflicts of interest in CME material can lead to biased information and potential risks for patients.
  3. The influence of pharmaceutical companies in medical education raises concerns around the quality of information provided to healthcare practitioners and the potential impact on patient care.
Moly’s Substack β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 21 Jan 24
  1. Covid symptoms can affect the brain and nervous system causing zombie-like behavior
  2. Chinese social dynamics and marriage beliefs are influenced by societal standards
  3. Some high schools impose unusual punishments for minor actions
Ladyparts β€’ 99 implied HN points β€’ 22 Dec 21
  1. Being prepared for the Omicron variant is crucial as it can unpredictably impact families, communities, and healthcare systems.
  2. Disparities in access to Covid testing exist globally, with some countries offering free or affordable tests while others struggle with availability and cost.
  3. The financial strain of Covid testing can significantly impact individuals and families, especially with the rising costs of living and limited access to free tests in the U.S.
The Primordial Startup β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 07 Mar 23
  1. Canada's healthcare system faces doctor shortages and long wait times compared to other countries.
  2. The problem lies in the low ratio of doctors to population, with Canada trailing behind countries like the US, Australia, and the UK in terms of doctors per capita.
  3. To improve healthcare, Canada needs to reallocate its existing spending to have more doctors and less administrative staff.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 15 Dec 21
  1. The forecasted surge in Covid-19 cases for early 2022, particularly due to factors like reduced mitigation efforts, insufficient vaccination rates, and new variants, appears to be unfolding with the Omicron variant spreading rapidly.
  2. Preparation for the upcoming outbreaks includes obtaining N95 masks and rapid tests, having a plan to care for vulnerable individuals cautiously, and prioritizing booster shots for older individuals.
  3. Despite the likelihood of increased Covid-19 cases in the near future, the message emphasizes the importance of patience over panic, with outbreaks expected to be intense but relatively short-lived.
Fight to Repair β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 17 Apr 21
  1. Skilled technicians struggle with repairs due to lack of documentation, tools, and parts, causing delays for device users.
  2. Independent technicians lack legal leverage to access tools and resources necessary to repair medical devices like wheelchairs and insulin pumps.
  3. The FDA and FTC have supported right-to-repair policies for medical devices, emphasizing the importance of technicians in maintaining the healthcare system.
Discharge Summary β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 05 May 23
  1. Unbundling primary care can improve user experience but may lead to fragmentation and cost increase.
  2. New healthcare companies are redesigning primary care to enhance user experience, similar to Apple's approach.
  3. Fixing healthcare systems may involve transitioning users from specialized services to comprehensive care through partnerships.