Exploring Human Potential

What Comes After Delta?

Mike Magee “Many still see Alpha and Delta as being as bad as things are ever going to get. It would be wise to consider them as steps on a possible trajectory that may challenge our public health response further.”        Aris Katzourakis, Evolutionary Biologist, University of Oxford. In my Jesuit high school, […]

A Long Awaited “Moment of Truth” For FDR and President Biden.

Mike Magee A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day. Emily Dickinson Arguably, no President better understood the power of the word then FDR. When he structured up “a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations…to provide support for farmers, the […]

The Unhealthy Leadership of Governor DeSantis.

Mike Magee On March 25, 1966,  Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman…” 
This week, my niece in Orlando, Florida, sent her 8-year old son, masked, back to public school. He has a history of severe allergies, including several anaphylactic […]

Afghanistan, Covid, the Delta Variant …and Fear Management as a Public Health Emergency.

Mike Magee In the past two decades, all manners of catastrophe have managed to land on our laps at the intersection of science, public policy, and information technology. Transparency and truth are the keys to unlocking lasting solutions. But in the meantime, there is a pressing need to manage fear. The U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan […]

WSJ Denialists: “Same Climate Report, Different Day.”

Mike Magee This past weeks scary Climate Report raised alarm bells with good reason around the world. What’s not surprising is that the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal has not changed its tune. Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.’s headlined, “Same Climate Report, Different Day.”  In some ways, he’s right – the finding (the News […]

Celebrate The Good!

Mike Magee A week ago, I came across this photo on Linkedin posted as part of a message from Mary Bardin, a Senior Services Manager at Sunbeam House Services, an Irish firm from Bray, County Wicklow. I shared her post, and added the words, “Celebrate the good!” In the week that followed, 49 others “liked” […]

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