You don’t want to control epidemics, you want to eradicate them. In the United States, it will be difficult even to control COVID. We have been left with a poisoned well, where a large part of the public does not believe that the centuries-old weapons to destroy epidemics: track and trace, isolate and vaccinate, matter […]
The Numbers, Please
With Mother Nature, if you don’t deal with reality, it will deal with you. To work effectively you need data: useful, verifiable numbers. How is America doing? Let’s take a look at the pandemic. In the last ten days, the first vaccine out of the box, the touted Oxford Jenner Astra Zeneca adenovirus vaccine, has […]
Can Addiction Start in the ER?
Addiction and Pain Pain rots the soul. Opioids can effectively treat pain – and then rot the soul and body. The treatment of pain remains a difficult dilemna for the whole country. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights the opiod mess in a a new way, demonstrating how one prescription […]