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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 […]

Moderna – The Upstart That Digitized the Pharma Field.

Mike Magee As the saying goes, “Time is money.”  When it comes to breakthrough innovation, time is also a marker or measure of success. Let’s take for example, Moderna, an upstart in the world of biomedical science, dwarfed by the giants in the industry, household names like Pfizer, Merck, and J&J – and the subject […]

Mass Vaccination – We’ve Been There Before.

Mike Magee Children of this era, decades from now, will recall a pandemic and their experiences with vaccines, in the same manner as citizens of my age recall the polio vaccine campaigns in the 1950’s. While my generation was less informed on the science than our counterparts today, we had three advantages: National administrative leadership […]

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