Monthly Archives: May 2020

Protest in Commack drawing criticism

Some insightful letters to Newsday: The behavior of a few unruly demonstrators at the recent Commack protest was shameful [“Trump cheers LI protesters,” News, May 17]. If these few were, say, 4% of the demonstrators, the other 96% could have … Continue reading

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Children with Coronavirus Produce the Same Amount of Virus as Adults

We all know that kids seem protected against the coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease.  They rarely get ill, although there are reports of serious and deadly disease.   A different issue,  is whether children can be asymptomatic carriers … Continue reading

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The $20 Murder

George Floyd was arrested over possibly attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill.   I once went to make a deposit at the Chase Bank at the corner of Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard in Queens, NY.  After a … Continue reading

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Is the healthcare “free market” working for you?

Journalist Jon Walker published a new piece for The American Prospect titled, “A Guide to the Nightmare of Getting Health Insurance in a Pandemic,” which detailed the absurdity of the U.S. system. Walker paints a picture of a healthcare system … Continue reading

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Rampant Asymptomatic COVID-19 in a Homeless Shelter

I have previously written about “the forgotten” and why Coronavirus infection in these populations affects us all.  I am talking about people in prisons, people in nursing homes and people in homeless shelters.  Outbreaks of COVID-19 in these populations do … Continue reading

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Is the East End ‘Open for Business’ as Usual?

Gurney’s Inn, long an iconic resort on Long Island’s eastern tip at Montauk (June 5, 2013) Credit: Doug Kuntz Some East End resorts are planning to open soon. Contrary to some assertions that misinterpret Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders, resorts are … Continue reading

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Voting in the Pandemic Era: Safety First.

Safety First (in the Southampton Press) As the officers of the Southampton Town Democratic Committee, we wanted to share some thoughts about the controversial decision to cancel the New York State Presidential Primary. We understand that there are Democrats who … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor

Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor Joins Reopen Protests, Opposes Any Future COVID-19 Vaccine Does Lee Zeldin agree with risking New Yorkers lives? As Governor Cuomo prepares a statewide plan to reopen safely, Lee Zeldin donor and staunch anti-vaccine advocate Rita Palma joined calls to … Continue reading

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We are all in this together. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_54vSLh3wG/?igshid=hu1p227frbfv        

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Law and Order: not for Zeldin and Flynn

Remember when Republicans were known as the “law and order” party? Seems like a million years ago. Let’s recap the saga of Mike Flynn: November 2016: Trump announces Flynn as his incoming national security advisor. December 2016: Flynn secretly talks … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Not Bliss

Appeared as Letter to the Editor, The East Hampton Star, May 7 Can Only Hope East Hampton May 4, 2020 To The Star: By downplaying Covid-19 when it was spreading across China and Europe, Donald Trump wasted valuable time that … Continue reading

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We Got to Work Together

“Being different is cool”  – a lesson from kids in Germantown, PA. A truly powerful video relevant to our current times (click on the image to see the musical video): Recognized by the United Nations for Extraordinary Public Service   … Continue reading

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Visiting New York City

I have not been in the city since late February 2020. Much has changed.  It is now a ghost town.  Nobody rides the subway and there are no cabs.  On the bright side, there are plenty of parking spaces and … Continue reading

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COVID is Much Much Worse than the Flu

I am still getting questions about whether COVID is any worse than the annual flu (even from my family).  The simple answer is YES, IT IS MUCH WORSE! There are a number of recent posts and on-line articles discussing the … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin is Congratulating Himself

Lee Zeldin is congratulating himself and claiming he steered 257 million in Federal funding to Suffolk county, money allocated through the CARES act for Coronavirus assistance. I looked at the numbers to check whether this was a fair allocation of … Continue reading

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