Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Early voting starts tomorrow!

Early Voting Sites for Primary Election of 6-28-2022 Locations Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance295 Merritt AveWyandanch, NY 11798 ACE Center48 Cedar RdAmityville, NY 11701 Babylon Town Hall Annex281 Phelps LnNorth Babylon, NY 11703 Rose Caracappa Senior Center739 NY-25AMount Sinai, NY 11766 … Continue reading

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“Dangerously fragile”… the right to vote.

Submitted by Stephen Ring from Southampton NY: Early voting begins on June 18 – 26 (2022): Starting last Thursday night (6/9/22), The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, began a series of eight public hearings, on … Continue reading

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COVID Notes: More Covid Patients; Studies on Long Term Covid; A Million Deaths

  I had several COVID positive patients this week, all vaccinated. All relatively speaking mild (i.e. no respiratory distress), including members of my family. COVID is constantly mutating. It would appear that one of the mutations is responsible for the … Continue reading

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Pro-choice Rally in NY City

Union Square 3 PM May 14, 2022. The pictures tell it all

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Vaccine Angst

The Covid pandemic has brought vaccines back into the limelight and a review of the history of vaccination seems timely. Current day vaccines have saved millions of lives but a vigorous anti-vaccine movement has led to a culture war of … Continue reading

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Fish Doing Well

In the East Hampton Star 4/21/22 East HamptonApril 18, 2022 Dear David, Much of the resistance to the South Fork Wind farm, currently being constructed 35 miles east of Montauk’s Lighthouse, has centered on the question of whether it might … Continue reading

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Heard on Twitter: a plea for Ukraine help!

Olga Chyzh is Assist. Prof. of  Political Sciences in Toronto. Professor Olga Chyzh @olga_chyzh Apr 9 Tanya is not a monster (at least not fulltime)—she is a highly educated woman that plays the piano and casually quotes Russian literature in … Continue reading

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Getting into Putin’s mind

Two interesting and excellent analyses: (1) New Yorker Hour on NPR for 3/11 Stephen Kotkin on Ukraine (20 min – Apple Podcast) “It’s impossible to understand the destruction and death that Vladimir Putin is unleashing in Ukraine without understanding … Continue reading

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Submitted by Bob Brody. Dear MoveOn members; Our hearts continue to break for the devastations faced by Ukrainians, even while we’re inspired by the confidence and courage they are showing the world each day in refusing to give in to … Continue reading

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Stand with Ukraine – East Hampton

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Covid Notes

From Norbert Goldfield, M.D., Ask Nurses and Doctors (AND) We are continuing to build up health professional networks in preparation for the 2022 elections. As part of this effort, Jeff Lerner (AND lead in Pennsylvania) and I appeared on the Robert Hubbell … Continue reading

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Whale ‘Highways’ Are Being Destroyed by the Fishing Industry

Forwarded by Judith Hope. Original here: By Amy Jones, Feb 19,2022 Whales are facing ‘alarming threats’ from fishing gear and ghost nets, a new WWF report warns. The world’s whales are facing increasing threats in their key habitats and … Continue reading

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Introducing Chop Wood, Carry Water 2/11

Jessica Craven9 hr ago We have the voters. Hi, all and happy Friday (today is Feb 11th)! I apologize for running late this morning— I gave an Activism 101 workshop to a lovely group of folks on the East Coast … Continue reading

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Nobel and Sainthood?

Dr. Jérôme Lejeune I was curious whether anyone had ever been awarded a Nobel prize in the sciences or medicine, first initiated in 1901, and then later been canonized (sainthood). There are some interesting stories throughout the history of canonized … Continue reading

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Time to re-engage for 2022!

Submitted by Diane Saatchi Time to re-engage for 2022!January 10, 2022 Robert B. HubbellJan 10[Audio version here.]          Last Friday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases involving vaccine mandates issued by federal agencies—OSHA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Rulings … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly (2022)

It is a mixed bag of news. The redistricting maps in Suffolk county were voted upon and the legal hurdles were overcome. And this just hours before the county legislature was ceded to Republican control! But (as per Newsday), despite … Continue reading

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Redistricting: Action required now (before the end of the year)

To All Democrats and Community Activists, I understand it is the holiday season, but the fight for democracy does not rest! Right now the Suffolk County Legislature is considering adopting a fair map that doubles the minority-majority districts from two … Continue reading

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Omicron: welcome to New York.

We have all seen the lines: people on the Upper Eastside are willing to wait over 1 hour to get tested and in the Lexington Ave. / 86th Street neighborhood I counted 5 free testing sites just this morning. The … Continue reading

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Home grown bigot

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COVID Notes: Anti-vaxer husband and wife both hospitalized…

By Norbert Goldfield, M.D. Anti-Vaxxer husband and wife long-time patients of mine were both hospitalized last week with COVID pneumonia. I had on numerous occasions tried to convince them to be vaccinated – to no avail. That said, the vast … Continue reading

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