Category Archives: Public Health

Looking for COVID-19 Under the Streetlight

For those who don’t know what the streetlight effect is: A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost his keys and they both look under … Continue reading

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A Liberal Is a Conservative Who Has Been Sneezed on

For those who don’t get the reference (you whippersnappers with your avocado toast!), it refers to the old saw “a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.” Anyway, it appears some conservatives are loving themselves some ‘socialism‘ (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare, Public Health, Viruses

COVID-19 Questions That Need to Be Asked

And by asked, Congress is going to have to step in and possibly use its subpoena power. Likewise, journalists, and not the political horse race shitheads, but the professional science reporters, will have to ask hard questions. While the CDC … Continue reading

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Viruses Don’t Do Politics

In China, the doctor who first identified COVID-19, and was then accused by local police of spreading false information (and ultimately died from COVID-19), is now being hailed, certainly unofficially, as a hero. One has to wonder if he, or … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health, Viruses

There’s More to Healthcare than Bending Cost Curves Like Beckham

One of my concerns, among several, about the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., as well as our ability to mitigate the damage from an outbreak, is our crappy healthcare system. There are too many assholes who view … Continue reading

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Michael Bloomberg and Lead Poisoning

Maybe he’s not the gifted politician he believes he is (boldface mine): The Harlem mother had spent a decade crusading against landlords whose neglect of lead paint hazards had poisoned thousands of kids, including her youngest son. Michael Bloomberg, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Conservatives, Housing, Public Health

Pharmacies Need to Be Part of Fighting Influenza

And right now, they aren’t (boldface mine): When adults want a flu shot, they have two choices: go to the doctor or go to a pharmacy. But in most states, laws prevent parents from just walking into a pharmacy and … Continue reading

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