Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

NY State Senators under Attack

From Sue in Brookhaven:  The attacks from Ron Lauder on Democratic State Senators from Long Island are unconscionable as well as false. They also raise an important strategy question. These attacks especially infuriate me: at the same time that Lauder … Continue reading

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Vote Him Out

Watch this clip. Its about LEADERSHIP!

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Amy Klobuchar: the Cruz Hypocrisy regarding SCOTUS

People are already voting and they don’t buy in to phony Republican arguments for replacing Justice Ginsburg as soon as possible to insure enough Trump support on SCOTUS to overturn the election results if needed. Trump is not hiding his … Continue reading

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Is it Fascism yet?

LETTER in the Boston GlobeHow fascist is it?Updated September 24, 2020, 1 hour ago The cult demands allegiance“Is it fascism yet?” by Renée Graham (Opinion, Sept. 23) reinforced my fears about how dangerous Donald J. Trump is. The American carnage … Continue reading

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Flip the Senate

From: Nigel Noble and his DC based lawyer friend Dear Friends and Family, This email is a follow up to my correspondence several weeks ago on our efforts to defeat Trump and flip the Senate.  You may recall that I am … Continue reading

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Rigged Elections?

Submitted by John Tepper Marlin, originally from Heidi Fiske: heidifiske@hfiske.com, 212-721-0140 Trump and his enablers complain about “rigged elections.”They should know. They’re doing their best to rig them.Since it looks as if we have the votes to keep the House … Continue reading

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Something you can do for RBG

From Randall Parsons/Judith Hope: If you feel the need to do something… or something more than you’ve been doing, here’s a way to honor RBG and help stop McConnell from pushing through another ultra conservative Supreme Court nominee. Leave voicemails … Continue reading

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Pence staffer calls out Trump, endorses Biden

Former Pence aide, Olivia Troye, says she will vote for Biden because of Trump’s ‘flat out disregard for human life’ during pandemic.Watch this short video!

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Letter from Dr. Norbert regarding COVID-19

COVID-19’s Human Toll, New Knowledge, Challenges Ahead  Several of my patients have died of COVID; others hospitalized butt survived. Many more were COVID positive and for reasons that we are only beginning to understand survived with few aftereffects. Food insecurity … Continue reading

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Social Security Under Attack

The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat, on August 14, 1935, to function as a “federal safety net for elderly, unemployed and disadvantaged Americans,” while legislating that it cannot spend more than … Continue reading

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Early Voting

I can’t wait. Voting in NY State and Suffolk county starts on October 24th, a little over 1 month from now! In contrast to absentee ballots and voting by mail, there seems less risk of your vote not being counted … Continue reading

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Trump lied. Americans died.

If you are a Trump sycophant, like Lee ZELDIN, you are complicit. https://secure.anedot.com/the-lincoln-project/c262bcf05f6eb4578127d

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Mosquito Samples and Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

In SEPTEMBER 2019 there were 2 cases of West Nile Virus requiring hospitalization on eastern Long Island as reported in the Riverhead Local: “West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is estimated … Continue reading

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We have been warned.

Rather than denial and political inertia from the Republican party now in power, what if we had acted immediately on what our science community understood and warned us about, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic? The resulting health, economic, and … Continue reading

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Pandemic: How did Trump’s America Screw up?

The United States has just 4% of the world’s population but over 25% of its confirmed COVID‑19 cases and deaths. With arguably the most advanced healthcare research and top hospitals and doctors, it seems difficult to fathom. What the hell … Continue reading

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Trump’s Science Denialism

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead”. —THOMAS PAINE In just over three years the Trump administration has decisively diminished the influence of science in its priorities and … Continue reading

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SPLC under attack

This past weekend, the Republican National Committee caved to white supremacist and other hate groups by adopting a resolution titled Refuting the Legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to Identify Hate Groups.  The focus of the resolution is that “the SPLC is … Continue reading

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Join Etsy in standing with the United States Postal Service

Due to the strains caused by COVID-19, recent funding shortfalls and service cutbacks, as well as long-standing fiscal challenges, the USPS is suffering. And sellers, along with millions of Americans, are feeling those challenges in unexpected delays and lost sales, … Continue reading

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#SaveThePostOffice Rally in East Hampton

About 100 people attended the rally this morning featuring guest speakers Laura Ahearn (running for State Senate in our district) and Perry Gershon. Kudos to June Zeitlin who pulled this off in a record 48 hours with instructions from #MoveOn. … Continue reading

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#SaveThePostOffice

Announcing a day of action to #SaveThePostOffice. Mark Dimondstein (Pres. of the American Postal Workers Union) layed out why it’s so important that the public stands in solidarity with postal workers to call for $25B in emergency funding. Nearly 100,000 … Continue reading

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