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The Politics of Self-Destruction: Racial Animus Continues to Fuel Medicaid Opposition.

Mike Magee If you like to see a political party self-destruct, you need only accompany the likes of Governors De Santis and Abbott, and failed California candidate Larry Elder who went down 2 to 1 in his states recall election this week. And If you would like to visit the meeting place of America’s two […]

Remember Yesterday – The Day The “Full Biden” Emerged From Behind the Screen.

Mike Magee Yesterday, President Biden made clear he had had enough of McCarthy and Abbott and DeSantis.  “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin”, were his words. The politics of the moment – muscular, clear, and calculated – were reminiscent of another veteran politician and President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson brought to the […]

The MIC in Schematic Design with QR2 Interactive Reference Codes.

Laurence M. Raine DrPH is a Senior Science Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security with extensive research and governmental experiences in the life sciences. He holds a Doctorate in Public Health, a  Masters in Botany, and a Certificate in Scientific and Technical Illustration. What Larry enjoys is creating detailed integrated system schematics to describe […]

“Metaverse” – What’s In The Word?

Mike Magee Keying in on words is a habit that dates back to Medical School. From 1969 to 1973, in Syracuse, NY, (experts estimate) I absorbed 15,000 new vocabulary words as part of my training. dystopian [disˈtōpēən] ADJECTIVE relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice. NOUN […]

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, […]

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 […]

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