COLUMN: The health care crisis of virtue signaling | Opinion

The virtue signaling via your tax dollars escalates.

The state of Colorado plans to declare racism a “public health care crisis.”

According to Channel 7 News, the head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, will make the declaration.

They report, “In doing so, Hunsaker Ryan said she has two goals: to increase diversity in the department’s workforce, which is almost 78% white, and make it easier for local community organizations that provide services to people of color to partner with the agency. She also plans to hire an equity and inclusion officer for the department, potentially by the end of August.”

So, increase diversity in a department which is almost 78% white? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado is 86.9% “white alone,” defined as people who self-report as white and no other race.

Make it easier for community organizations that provide services to

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Regenerative medicine sector on pace for exceptional year | 2020-08-18

A first half of the year progress report from the international advocacy group Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), finds that the regenerative medicine and advanced therapy sector is in very good shape and has performed well in terms of both clinical development and fundraising despite the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ARM found that about $10.7 billion has been generated globally by companies involved in the sector, a total that exceeds the amount raised in all of 2019 by a significant 120% margin.

In addition, for the first time since ARM began tracking the sector, the alliance determined that there are now more than 1,000 companies worldwide actively involved in cell and gene therapy as well as tissue engineering, a total that has grown about 2% since the beginning of the year.

Regionally, there has been a 2% growth in companies located in North America to 543, or

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Dentist in East Nashville Fashion House party case pleads guilty

One of two men charged after throwing a massive house party in East Nashville during the coronavirus pandemic has pleaded guilty in their case.

the roof of a building: An East Nashville home known as the

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An East Nashville home known as the “Fashion House” was the scene of a large party on Aug. 1-2, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, that caught the attention of Nashville authorities.

Jeff Mathews, 36, was arrested on three misdemeanor counts of violating an emergency order in connection with the Aug. 1 party on Fern Avenue. 

Davidson County court records show he pleaded guilty to one count and the other two counts were dismissed by prosecutors.

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He issued a letter of apology through his attorney to Nashville as part of his plea, court records show.

Mathews “has accepted responsibility for his involvement in the events that took

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