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For A Nation Gripped In Fear, The Solution is Positive Leadership.

Mike Magee I wonder these days, “What are my fellow Americans thinking?” Not knowing the answer, I thought I might share with you what’s on my mind as the nation absorbs everything from Omicron variants to Roe v. Wade teetering on the cliff. My reflections have centered on the issue of change, how it affects […]

The Legality of Vaccine Mandates – A 7 Minute Summary.

Mike Magee Later this Fall, I am teaching a 4-part course titled “The Right to Health Care and the U.S. Constitution.” In preparing for it, I’ve struggled to remain one step ahead of my future students – some of whom are lawyers. The course itself crosses the boundaries of law, medicine, political science and history. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The U.S. Medical Industrial Complex Had a Role In The Wuhan Covid Catastrophe.

Mike Magee The truth hurts. Eighteen months into a disaster that has claimed 3.5 million lives around the globe, the truth is seeping out. Human error likely caused the Covid pandemic, and America’s Medical-Industrial Complex was right in the middle of it. Signs of a “great awakening” have emerged from various corners in the month […]

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