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What Have We Learned About Epidemics in America?

Mike Magee Listen to Lecture (1 hour) HERE. Last week’s online lecture, The History of Epidemics in America, sponsored by LeMoyne College, was a great success, attended by well over one hundred registrants. The transcript of the entire lecture is available online for those interested in a relatively deep dive. But for those who are […]

COVID-19 Through An Ecological Lens.

Mike Magee It is fair to say that the vast majority of Americans know more about viruses today than they did 24 months ago. The death and destruction in the wake of COVID-19 and its progeny has been a powerful motivator. Fear and worry tend to focus one’s attention. Our collective learning’s are evolving. We […]

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 […]

Pandemic Accelerants: The Time Is Right For Change.

Mike Magee  “…quietly below the surface, there are transformational forces underway fueled by pandemic accelerants.”  THCB Gang, March 4, 2021. Change on a societal scale promotes opposing forces – fear and retrenchment battles innovation and exploration. As we’ve witnessed in Washington, the clash can be epic and violent with Democracy itself at stake. Resolution sometimes […]

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 […]

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