Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

VOTE for your Favorite Blog Post of 2020!

It seems like the right time to reassess. The R&R blog has enjoyed increased attention and readership in 2020. Here is a yearly count of clicks (views). Note that 2020 is not yet quite over. Here are the leading posts, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ways to Help in Georgia

From Diane Saatchi: REGISTER VOTERS Did you know there are 23,000 young people in Georgia who were not old enough to vote in the November 3rd election but will be for the January 5th runoff? It’s true! We need to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, democrats, US senate | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Georgia on my Mind

OK. We can either listen to this classic… or get active… or both! Joe Biden continues to pick up votes in Georgia after clinching the presidency. According to WSBTV.com News Staff. Updated November 9, 2020 – 4:55 PM Vice President-Elect … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, SCOTUS | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SARS-CoV-2 mink-associated variant strain

This story is of some concern… (1) WHO, 6 November 2020 Since June 2020, 214 human cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Denmark with SARS-CoV-2 variants associated with farmed minks, including 12 cases with a unique variant, reported on … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honking and Cheering in NY City

The Mayor of Paris just tweeted this: Amazing footage from Philadelphia: https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-biden-election-results-11-07-20/index.html

Posted in 2020 elections, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s Base: 2 Anecdotal Cases Regarding Sources of News

From Gigi Morris (Sag Harbor): This may offer some insight into what is happening in this country. About 3 weeks ago, I had a cleaning lady coming to my house in NH (she lives in VT) and I mentioned that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Threatening rallies by Trump supporters

This has me nervous. AZ has already been called for Biden by some news outlets including Fox News. And here is the reporting by NBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd9mdelRKfk And there is more reporting from WaPo: “Crowds targeted election centers in other cities … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, Trump, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Encouraged

I just got back from PA: Dauphin county (Harrisburg), where we were assigned to be poll watchers.  The county went D by 8 points.  Yay.  PA is important. This graph is from Nate Cohn’s article in the NYT and shows … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Poll Watching in Pennsylvania

From: Kathryn Levy  I really don’t think the PA-Dems would be pushing so hard for poll observers if they didn’t think it was important.  I worked in Florida as a volunteer coordinator for the Kerry and Obama campaigns. Particularly in the case of … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections | Leave a comment

The People PAC: Flipping Statehouses

From Mara Gerstein: Dear Friends,with T-6 days until voting ends in 2020, here at The People we are cycling between anxiety and HOPE. We are also filled to the brim with gratitude to our brilliant partners, generous donors, and the network … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, Fair elections, NYS legislature | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are we Ready?

“the choice could not be more clear”

Posted in 2020 elections, anti-semitism, Biden, bigotry, BLM, Civil Rights, Coronavirus, democrats, Discrimination, disenfranchisement, Fair elections, fascism, GOP, police, Poverty, public health, Religion & tolerance, Trump atrocities, Women, Zeldin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

YAY! I voted!

Like you, I have been waiting for this moment for 4 years. I have never seen voting lines like this, not in 20 years, not in sleepy East Hampton after the summer crowds are long gone. Newsday and the Press … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, Coronavirus, Fair elections, long island, Trump, Uncategorized, Zeldin | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Caravans in Suffolk County

From Shoshona Hershkowitz on Saturday’s rally on Long Island New York: Yesterday, people where I live, we were harassed by the Trump caravan. This group with covered license plates, screaming slurs out of their bullhorns at intersections, calling for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, Brookhaven, Coronavirus, fascism, long island, Trump, Trump atrocities, Zeldin | 3 Comments

How Masks Matter

OK. Seriously, what is the latest on masks? Bottom line: if most people wear an effective mask we can significantly curb viral transmission It is increasingly clear that there are differences in mask quality and protection. Here is one example … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, Health Care, Trump, Zeldin | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Prop #1: Yes or No?

Prop #1 asks voters (on the back of the ballot for Nov 3rd) if we’d like the term length for our Suffolk County legislators be four years rather than the current two. A no vote advocates keeping them on a … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, long island | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Pennsylvania: the Key Battleground

Pennsylvania (PA) is the tipping point: I read that if Biden wins PA, he has 90+% chance of winning the presidency. If he loses PA he has a less than 50% chance. “Both sides now see Pennsylvania, with 20 electoral … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, Biden, democrats, Fair elections, Trump | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

LeeZeldinRecord.com: Living a Double Life

PRESS RELEASE: October 16, 2020 CONTACTS:  Jacquelyn Gavron, jgavron@gmail.com,                          Amy Turner, amyturner2000@gamil.com, NY-01 Constituents’ Website— LeeZeldinRecord.com—Reveals Troubling Discrepancies  With Rep. Zeldin “living a double life”—as Newsday recently put it—it’s almost impossible for voters to know where he stands on critical … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, Trump, Zeldin | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Zeldin’s complete Environmental Record

Latest update of Zeldin’s environmental voting record below. The spreadsheet itself (all 193 bills since Zeldin was first elected) is linked in Excel format: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19e5j3Z3xupufWNReLsO-P69eL316sJDLBbf8EZDFklg/edit?usp=sharing This is our last update before the November 3rd election. It covers the 21 bills tracked … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, Environment, EPA, Trump, Zeldin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s chearleader: Lee Zeldin

Don’t let him fool you: LZ will take away your healthcare, your reproductive rights and destroy the environment. Another 4 years of DT and another 2 years of LZ spells disaster. VOTE GOROFF for Congress, Biden/Harris for the top of … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections, long island, Trump, Zeldin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Schedule of Local Debates

Submitted by Tina Plesset: The Scheduled local debates are: Oct 13, 7 pm – Goroff (D) and Zeldin (R) on the environment. Sponsored by LCV.  NY CD-1 congressional race. This is a ZOOM forum. Registration is online here. Oct 19, 7 … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 elections | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments