The New Healthcare: COVID and the Government

Two years ago, we issued a special report on healthcare trends. We recently revisited one of our sources, a top healthcare investor.

“Everyone’s an infectious disease expert now,” he told us in an interview. “We need to change the way we look at infection. There are about 40,000 deaths annually from the seasonal flu. It affects infants and the elderly.

“Corona diseases have mutated. Real treatment is driven at the federal level. Like seat belts. With COVID-19 you need everyone to get vaccinated.”

How has government managed so far during this crisis? “The CDC made some early mistakes on testing. As with 9/11 certain people knew early on about the virus. But they didn’t coordinate with other agencies…

▶︎ Read July 6 2020 newsletter: here

▶︎ Chart of the Week: here (by Gallup Poll, The Daily Shot)