“We want the program to work and I think that sadly what we’re seeing is that the program is working quite well. And I say sadly because we are seeing tens of millions of people process through that system and we’re going to continue to see that I think for the next few weeks as the backlogs in certain states get worked through…”
“‘That could help accelerate the rebound if we can just kind of mothball the economy and then turn back on the same economy with the same manager-employee relationship,” said Alex Brill, a resident fellow at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute.”
New Analysis Situates COVID-19 Alongside 1918 Pandemic, Predicts 12 Million–26 Million Hospitalizations
A new report released today by Matrix Global Advisors (MGA) finds that COVID-19 is likely as severe as the 1918 pandemic, the worst pandemic in the twentieth century. MGA evaluated COVID-19 data using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework (PSAF) and found that the current pandemic’s clinical severity (how sick the virus makes people) and transmissibility (how contagious the virus is) are the highest measurable by that tool.
Alex Brill was one of the panelists discussing his “commitment to expand biosimilar use in the United States and how physicians and government officials are looking to help.
Recent news about e-cigarette misuse has fueled both public misperception and policy responses that are likely to have unintended consequences. As the US vaping market continues to evolve, policymakers face the tricky challenge of safeguarding the potential for positive public health outcomes from e-cigarettes, which offer a lower-risk alternative to traditional cigarettes, while ensuring reasonable protections against youth use.
“The main conclusion of Brill’s report is that Teva makes a significant contribution to the economies of the countries where it operates, via both direct and indirect employment.”
Based on MGA’s independent analysis, the Teva Global Economic Impact Report estimates Teva’s economic impact in 19 of the 60 countries in which Teva operates.
This report examines the BLOCKING Act and why it is a misguided attempt at promoting generic drug competition.
In anticipation of the December jobs report number being released later in the morning, Brill joins the morning news program to discuss his predictions that the number “will be right on the quarterly trend.”
“I advocate and support a carbon tax, but not just blindly, not just any carbon tax. It is critically important that the carbon tax be revenue neutral. That at the time at which this policy is put in place its done in a matter in which the revenues expected to be generated from the carbon tax are used to reduce other taxes that are more distortionary. This is what we would call the principles of basic tax reform.”