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Gilbert Berdine, MD

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Gilbert Berdine is an associate professor of medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and an affiliate of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University.

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Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Is Unethical and Unscientific

Health

Blog09/11/2020

We are fortunate to have vaccines as options in many cases. But mandatory vaccination can never be justified. If a vaccine were clearly 100 percent efficacious and 100 percent safe, there would be no need for coercion; people would voluntarily line up to take it.

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Why Americans Should Adopt the Sweden Model on Covid-19

Health

Blog08/15/2020

At best, lockdowns have deferred death for a short time, but the lockdowns cannot possibly be continued for the long term.

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COVID-19 Lockdowns are Neither Necessary, nor Scientific, nor Helpful

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog06/15/2020

What proponents of lockdowns mean by “follow the science” is that statements made by scientists should be accepted as axioms. An obvious problem exists when scientists make conflicting statements.

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The Case Against Pharma Patent Monopolies

HealthMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/13/2018

Brand recognition, competition, and de-regulation are the keys to a more affordable and more competitive drug market.

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Why Some Pharmaceuticals Are So Expensive

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog08/13/2017
Before we can make health care affordable, we must confront why a previously affordable commodity has become unaffordable.
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