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“The Magnitude of this Failure is Astonishing.” – The NEJM Cluster.

Mike Magee “Here in the United States, our leaders have failed that test. They have taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy.” …and that’s just the first paragraph. From the last paragraph: “Anyone else who recklessly squandered lives and money in this way would be suffering legal consequences. Our leaders have largely claimed […]

The History of Presidential Health, Succession, and the 25th Amendment in 15 slides.

Mike Magee DOWNLOAD SLIDE DECK PDF In 2019 I taught a course at the President’s College at the University of Hartford titled “The President’s Health and the 25th Amendment.” The questions raised then are now prescient and include: 1. What is the 25th Amendment?2. How do you define “inability” and who defines it?3. Has Presidential […]

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 […]

What Is The Next Shoe To Drop?

Mike Magee As Americans haltingly reemerge through the smoldering embers of the Covid-19 blaze, many wonder, “What will be the next shoe to drop?” Most realize this crisis is far from over. Erratic leadership at the top will be with us at least until the November election. And even with a successful defeat of President […]

Covid-19 and The Collapse of the Medical Industrial Complex: Imagining a Brighter Future.

To our surprise, this online lecture explaining the birth of the Medical-Industrial Complex in America, and how it planted the seeds for the current pandemic disaster, maxed out its Zoom capacity within minutes of its offering. That left many of you in the lurch, and for this, we apologize. But the good news is, we […]

What A Difference A Year Can Make.

Mike Magee What a difference a year, and a global pandemic, can make. In this self-enforced pause, there is a great deal of self-reflection going on. Back in 2019, Michael Bloomberg, looking for support in New Hampshire declared about Medicare-for-all proposals, “I think we could never afford that. We are talking about trillions of dollars… […]

Public Health, The Media, and The Performance of Deborah Birx.

Mike Magee Imagine there was a time in our living memory when a Washington Post reporter and a woman public health official shared a mutual passion – the health and welfare of Americans.  Imagine this woman was steely in her determination, but shy and refused the spotlight. And imagine that those lined up against her […]

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