Available for Interviews: Dr. Reagan B. Anderson
Dr. Anderson is the author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement. Dr. Anderson was a combat doctor in Iraq, and has since run a successful medical clinic in the U.S. He wrote this book because he is tired of profit-driven policies that don’t support American’s health. For this reason, Anderson has dedicated his life to changing healthcare in America.
What Dr. Anderson Can Say in
an Interview on Testing and
Politics Surrounding COVID:
Top Trump administration officials were said to have pressured the C.D.C. to recommend narrower criteria for who should be tested for the virus. [8/26/20]
Testing and Stopping the Spread of COVID
Widespread testing for COVID is one of the most pivotal measures that must be taken in order to isolate those who are capable of spreading the infection and to flatten the curve. Germany and South Korea were able to limit the spread of COVID due to early and extensive testing that resulted in strict isolation of those who were infectious. This has resulted in less than 10,000 deaths in Germany (population 83 million) and less than 500 deaths in South Korea (population 52 million). Compare this to 179,000 deaths in the US (population 330 million).
Since COVID can be carried and spread by asymptomatic individuals, it is absolutely crucial to test as many people as possible and then to test everyone with whom they have come in contact with so that the infection can be contained. Not testing those who have been exposed to someone with known infection is missing the mark and is one of the factors that has led to the unnecessary situation we now face in the USA.
Politics and COVID Testing
The above situation highlights the problem with politicians trying to “spin” science. There is no “spin” to science. It is above this frivolous and faulty fray, and the longer we allow COVID, and healthcare in general, to be the plaything of our politicians, the longer we will experience the death and disease resulting from their squabble.
It is estimated that we will need approximately 70% of the population to be immune from COVID-19 in order for herd immunity to stop the rampant spread of the virus. A recent poll from the Pew Research Center shows that 72% of the US population would likely get the vaccine when available. This, combined with those who have already had the virus (assuming that some of them are now immune) should push the US population who is immune from COVID well above the 70% threshold for herd immunity. Therefore, regardless of the moral, ethical, and medical considerations of force-vaccinations there does not appear to be a need for any other interventions other than the logistical and educational considerations when a vaccine is ready for mass distribution.
Interview: Dr. Reagan B. Anderson
Dr. Reagan Anderson is an Osteopathic Doctor (DO) who specializes in general Dermatology and in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Anderson moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he attained his Bachelor of Science and Biology from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Christian Studies degree from Regent College. Dr. Anderson was then invited to attend the founding Osteopathic Medical School, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Upon matriculation, Dr. Anderson was commissioned in the United States Navy where he spent the majority of his time serving the United States Marine Corps as the First Reconnaissance Battalion Surgeon. Dr. Anderson states, “Over the five years I spent in the U.S. Navy, it was my distinct honor to serve the medical needs of the military men and women of our great country. This experience, particularly my tours in Iraq where I treated U.S. and coalition military members as well as Iraqi civilians, gave me extensive experience in recognizing and treating the underlying causes of dermatologic conditions.”
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