Category Archives: Healthcare

COVID-19: From Here To There

It seems to me…. “When the coronavirus-positive cases were 500 in the country, you ordered the shops to shut down, and now when the tally has crossed 50,000 you are opening them.  I don’t understand the logic.”  ~ Jaideep Ahlawat[1]. … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

It seems to me…. “’Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean that all lives do not matter, rather it is a cry for equal treatment in the greater circle of justice for all Americans.”  ~ Wayne Messam[1]. The U.S. – and in … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Economic Response

It seems to me…. “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Pandemic Opportunities

It seems to me…. “It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good.”  ~ Proverb[1]. All of us have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It still remains considerably premature to predict what long-term effects will result though … Continue reading

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IoT Goes Mainstream

It seems to me…. “Device makers, especially consumer-focused ones, have been the Achilles’ heel of IoT security.  These vendors have often viewed proper security implementations as extra cost, complexity, and time-to-market burdens with an unclear payoff.”  ~ Maciej Kranz[1]. Media … Continue reading

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Social Welfare Under Stress

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability InsuranceIt seems to me…. “The stabilizing influence of the modern social welfare state emerged only after World War II, nearly 200 years on from the 18th-century beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.”  ~ Moshe Vardi[1]. Welfare is … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Response

It seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Impact

coronavirusIt seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Challenges

It seems to me…. “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the … Continue reading

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Impediments To Success

It seems to me…. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~ Denis Waitley[1]. The “Horatio Alger myth” is based on … Continue reading

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