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30 01, 2022

Natural Immunity After COVID Is A Powerful Thing: We Should Respect The Lasting Protection That Follows: Raymond Rupert healthcare consultant & patient advocate

2022-01-30T21:10:09-05:00January 30, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

from the Wall Street Journal by Dr. Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and author of “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How to Fix It.” Public-health officials ruined many lives by insisting that workers with natural immunity to Covid-19 be ...

4 11, 2021

A Game Changing Oral Medicine For COVID From Merck Is Ready To Roll: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-11-04T21:57:09-04:00November 4, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

 Molnupiravir has just been approved by Britain’s national medicines regulatory agency—the first in the world to do so. Molnupiravir, made by Merck, a big pharma firm, and a Florida-based biotech called Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, is the first oral antiviral medicine available to treat covid-19. The approval marks another milestone in the ...

16 08, 2021

Optometrists Leave OHIP And Can’t Bill Patients Privately. A Conundrum For All. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-08-16T20:57:18-04:00August 16, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Ontario Association of Optometrists plans to withdraw from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) effective September 1, says the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. This will affect individuals who have been eligible to receive one major eye exam every 12 months, plus any minor assessments. It will also ...

10 03, 2021

The Insanity Of US Hospital Pricing And How RCM Discounts These Bills: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-10T20:01:19-05:00March 10, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

US hospital pricing is described by some as being insane, arcane, unknowable, chaotic, irrational and bizarre. Here is an example from the WSJ. RCM Health Consultancy has worked with individuals, companies and insurers to achieve dramatic discounts on hospital bills in the USA, Canada and globally. Here is case study ...

9 03, 2021

Kate Bingham Is A UK Vaccine All Star: How She Succeeded Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-09T10:38:30-05:00March 9, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Source: The Business Insider, The Times. In the scramble for COVID-19 vaccines, the UK emerged in November as the first country to offer a shot outside of clinical trials — and one woman bears the credit. Kate Bingham put her role as a life-sciences venture capitalist on hold last July ...

24 01, 2021

Growing Your COVID Vaccine In A Greenhouse In Quebec City. Really! Raymond Rupert patient advocate.

2021-01-24T17:16:48-05:00January 24, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

My radical curiousity has lead me to ask where are the Canadian manufacturers of COVID vaccine. We used to hae Connaught Labs at Steeles Avenue and Dufferin St in North York. Then it disappeared. No more vaccine capacity of significance in Canada. Then recently, I learned about Medicago and its ...

17 01, 2021

Bridging Strategy When The Case Is Stuck: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-17T20:31:37-05:00January 17, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A prior case involved a young adult age 24 with a complex mental health issue. We were asked to provide advocacy. The young adult had overdosed on opioids but survived. He was stunned that he lived because he had learned a lot about how to suicide successfully but he had ...

15 01, 2021

Anger Makes Misinformation & Conspiracy Theories Stick In Memory: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-15T21:26:33-05:00January 15, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Anger elicits a robust physiological response that includes increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration, but it can also affect attention and memory formation. Anger generally makes people more confident in the accuracy of their memories. Findings from a new study suggest that anger makes people more open to ...

15 01, 2021

The Expert Panel- A Very Good Option When Confronting Uber Complexity. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-15T20:40:20-05:00January 15, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When a case is uber complex, then we will revert to using an expert panel. Uber complex implies high levels of uncertainty. Somewhat like a wicked problem. Not a complex problem. The objective in using an expert panel is to go deeper in the analysis of the problem. Hosting a ...

3 01, 2021

Why Is Vaccine Distribution Failing in Canada? Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-04T13:44:14-05:00January 3, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My wife asked me why Israel was being very successful with vaccine distribution compared to Canada. We have heard from our friends in Tel Aviv who have already received the vaccine. Their process of vaccine distribution is very well orchestrated.  Our friends belong to one of 4 major HMOs ( ...

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