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Trump Dumps WHO and Places All US Citizens At-Risk.

Medical organizations this week reacted with alarm as President Trump unilaterally and publically announced on July 7, 2020, his intent to withdraw from the WHO. Putting aside that it is questionable that he possesses the power to follow through with this latest threat to the nation’s health, the move was enough to draw a unified […]

How Did We Come To This – Predatory Pricing of Remdesivir?

Mike Magee In the middle of a deadly pandemic, marked by failed Presidential leadership and a collapsing hospital care network, an effective treatment is priced out of reach to those who need it the most. Those interested in the complete history can read CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical Industrial Complex. The more condensced answer appeared […]

A Reminder to Coca-Cola & PepsiCo – Black Lives Matter.

Mike Magee Across America, we are experiencing an awakening to our unrelenting racial biases and prejudicies. These are expressed in a culture that is unforgiving, violent, and at times deadly. Death, as we’ve seen can come at the hands (and knees) of police; by inequalities in education, safety, and economic opportunity; or by poor health, […]

The Drip, Drip, Drip of Change.

Mike Magee If you look in the Guiness Book of Records, you will discover that the record for the world’s longest running laboratory experiment is held by the Pitch Drop Experiment at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. The experiment was begun in 1927 by physics professor Thomas Parnell who wished to demonstrate how […]

Celebrate The Goodness In Humans.

Mike Magee “Good news in today’s world is like a fugitive, treated like a hoodlum and put on the run. Castigated. All we see is good-for-nothing news. And we have to thank the media industry for that. It stirs people up. Gossip and dirty laundry. Dark news that depresses and horrifies you. On the other […]

Restoring faith in the American project and reseeding common ground. Can We Do It Again?

Mike Magee This is all too familiar. Criminal leadership at the top. Rampant injustice at home and abroard. Young leadership, with parents and grandparents in tow, erupting in the streets across our nation – courageous, frustrated, demanding better, not willing to take it anymore. For people of my age, here we are again, 50 years […]

We Cannot Afford Leaders Who Lie.

Mike Magee In the re-build of Germany and Japan under the Marshall Plan, we elected to start with a health plan – in part because we recognized that all other social determinants – justice, housing, nutrition, education, clean air and water, transportation, safety and security – would be enhanced in the process. We understood that […]

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