Category Archives: Healthcare

Open Thread | Lord, Grant Me the Confidence of a Mediocre White Man😒

I mean it. I have been reading a COVID-19 daily post over at Balloon Juice since March. That doesn’t mean that I can step to the people who have been studying and preparing for A COVID-19 like disease their professional … Continue reading

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Open Thread | This Deliberate Malice Can’t Be A Surprise

So,I am reading this. Breaking NYT: Trump officials passed when Pfizer offered in late summer to sell the U.S. government additional doses of its COVID vaccine. Now Pfizer may not be able to provide more vaccine to the U.S. until … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Black People Are Not Anti-Vaccine. Black People Know the History of Medical Racism in America.

When you see Black Americans express skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccine, it is not because we are anti-vaxx or anti-science. It is because we know the history of Medical Racism in America, and we know our CURRENT EXPERIENCES with Medical … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Just One Story of 200,000

As this disease has ravaged this country, it’s easy for the death toll to just be numbers. But, they were people, like you and me, and their lives had meaning. COVID-19 and what happened to this gentleman because of the … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Some COVID-19 Thoughts

Some different voices about COVID-19:   Epidemiologically speaking, it seems unwise to me to assume there is pre-, post- or #COVID19 era. It would seem preferable to deal with #COVID19 as one of the many threats to health/life, in an … Continue reading

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Open Thread | So…..What Is Herd Immunity?

What in the Demon Hell is Herd Immunity?😠 Andy Slavitt will explain.   COVID Update September 6: There’s a lot of Twitter mansplaining about herd immunity. Here’s what it means. 1/ — Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) September 6, 2020 … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Once Again, This Administration Chooses Poorly

Here is a thread by Andy Slavitt.If it’s a bad choice, that will be what this Administration will do. I remember a few months ago listening to a Research Doctor who said that America could use its extensive network of … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Schools, Reopening, and How History Will See Us

More from Andy Slavitt. I consider him a heroic voice during this time. Here is a good thread: He is so thoughtful:   I think about the things we all try to teach our kids.-being safe-following the golden rule-showing consideration-using … Continue reading

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Open Thread | What We Can Do As A Society

More COVID-19 wisdom from Andy Slavitt:     COVID Update August 2: If someone told you, you could save somebody’s life, your answer would be what do I have to do? — Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 2, 2020 … Continue reading

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Open Thread | What Is Wrong With This Country

Andy Slavitt brings it to us again:   It is very likely that one of the biggest hot spots spreading COVID throughout the US could be Las Vegas. — Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 (@ASlavitt) August 2, 2020 What do you … Continue reading

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