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Who Is The Real Batwoman, and Can She Defeat The Forces of Evil?

Mike Magee According to experienced phraseologists, “bats in the belfry” should resonate on multiple levels with Americans currently confronting covid-19. They say: “Bats are, of course, the erratically flying mammals and ‘belfries’ are bell towers, sometimes found at the top of churches. ‘Bats in the belfry’ refers to someone who acts as though he has […]

Passover, Easter, and the Pandemic – Common Themes?

Mike Magee Two years ago, Rabbi Daniel F. Polish wrote an article in the Jesuit magazine America titled, “Easter and Passover have more in common than you think.” In the final summary paragraph, he writes: “Pesach (or Passover) and Pascha (or Easter), beneath their manifest historical and theological content, can be seen as the human […]

The Truth Shall Set You Free – Who’s Doing Serologic Testing?

Mike Magee Three weeks ago, with the active support of Gov. Gavin Newsome, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti shut down Los Angeles in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. And while their early actions are paying rewards (200 deaths in Los Angeles compared to over  6300  in New York City), they recognize that only the truth […]

What AMA President Patrice A. Harris MD Needs to Say Tomorrow.

Mike Magee The lead in this morning’s New York Times story read that Rudolph W. Giuliani, personal attorney to Prsident Trump, had assumed a “new role: as personal science advisor to a president…” But if that is a suggestion that this is uncharted territory for Giuliani, nothing could be farther from the truth. More on […]

100,000 – 240,000 Deaths? Are you sure about that?

Mike Magee We all sort of knew this was coming. A President, who is TV bound and a (somehow) entertaining pathologic liar, gets caught up in a life or death crisis where truth and trust are prerequisites. This leaves Americans (and Cable News networks for that matter) with a difficult choice: a) Turn him off. […]

The House of God Has Become a House of Cards.

Mike Magee In a career that included exposure to every level of America’s vast and collusive Medical Industrial Complex, I spent nearly two decades enmeshed in the senior management of hospitals.  These ranged from a 90 bed rural hospital just south of Brattleboro, VT, to the prestigious and historic Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, the nation’s […]

Father Greed: Vanishing Ventilators and Free Enterprise Public Health.

Mike Magee If you wanted to sum up President Trump’s two key messages this week, they would be: 1) A lot of people are going to die, and 2) Thank God for free enterprise public health. On both counts, he is on thin ground. Numbers of deaths could far exceed the 240,000 he apparently now […]

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