Talking Points: May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

Up to 16% of doctors’ traditional white coats tested positive for MRSA, and up to 42% for Gram-negative rods- types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause skin and blood infections, sepsis, pneumonia, and other health issues. Studies found that most American physicians wash their coats less than once a week; up to 17% go more than a month. New York Times, April 29, 2019

Up to 80% of medical bills contain errors. Healthcare in America, July 30, 2018

“Talking with a small child is like talking to yourself- yourself before you forgot to notice things.” Anna Quindlen

In April of this year, for the first time in history, the renewable energy sector generated more electricity than coal in the United States. Smithsonian, May 2, 2019

Walmart wants to convince more of its in-store shoppers to buy online, because when they do, consumers spend more than twice as much with the retailer. Bloomberg, May 14, 2019

The federal government owns about 640 million acres of land in the United States, about 28% of the total land area of 2.27 billion acres. It owns about 46 million acres in California alone, or 46% of that state’s total acreage. Wikipedia

Fifty-seven percent of voters think that socialism is not compatible with American values and only 10% have a positive view of socialism. However, 58% support a universal health care system. The Hill, May 6, 2019

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