Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

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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50 Amazing Things Democrats Have Done Since Biden Took Office: Saturday’s GNR

reprinted in its entirety from Daily Kos: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/16/2058227/-50-Amazing-Things-Democrats-Have-Done-Since-Biden-Took-Office-Saturday-s-GNR It has been less than 9 months since Biden took office — so we are less than a year into a 4 year presidency. What have Biden and the Democrats accomplished in that … Continue reading

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Life on Earth Can Recover … Humans Cannot.

From Joanne Young Doesschate (Port Jefferson) I’ve gotten lots of great news links sent to me about so many different subjects, but then the leaked IPCC report put all but the environment and climate change on the back burner.  When … Continue reading

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Right whale #3720

On March 18th Chris Paparo, the manager of Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Center reported a sighting of a mother right whale with her calf just 300 yards off an East Hampton ocean beach!  #3720, as she is called, had … Continue reading

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What side of history is Rep. Zeldin on?

Reprinted in it’s entirety! 05.23.2021 Editorials Editorial: What side of history is Rep. Zeldin on?By The Suffolk Times Protesters outside Lee Zeldin’s Patchogue office in January. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister) As we have watched events unfold in the nation’s Capitol, and … Continue reading

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Race, Police, Education and Lies: The New Right-Wing Culture War

May 6, 2021 By Barbara Weber-Floyd reprinted from “The Resistance and Me“ This is the story of how our inability to confront our racist history is fueling a right-wing misinformation campaign against our schools, resulting in contentious, partisan school board … Continue reading

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Zeldin a terrible candidate for governor

Published in the Auburnpub.com and reprinted here: In a recent letter to the editor, David Pappert, Andrew Sheridan, Rick Gagliardi and Kathy Malenick endorse Rep.Lee Zeldin for governor. Heaven forbid! Let me remind readers that this is the same Lee … Continue reading

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The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?

By Nicholas Wade | May 5, 2021 Reprinted with permission. First appeared in medium.com here and in the bulletin.org here. Check out the comments at both of these sites. Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins … Continue reading

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Armenian Genocide

Letters to the Editor: Finally, an end to a century of U.S. complicity in Armenian genocide denial published in the L.A. Times People from the Armenian community celebrate President Biden’s decision to formally recognize the Armenian genocide in Beverly Hills on … Continue reading

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Teens Molded by the Trump Era

Several recent articles have examined the influence of the Trump era on teens, at pre-voting ages. Claire Cain Miller looks at ‘What Teenagers Have Learned From a Tumultuous Time in Politics’ (April 22nd 2021 in the NYTimes). Emily Badger and … Continue reading

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Will LIPA terminate PSEG?

  As reported in Newsday, on April 15 Assemblyman Steve Englebright and thirteen other members of the NYS Assembly and Senate sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging that LIPA terminate its contract with PSEG LI and become a true … Continue reading

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Governor Zeldin?

April 16, 2021: by Barbara Weber-Floyd from her blog. I have learned a great deal about Lee Zeldin over the last few years. While my journey as an activist began in response to Hillary losing the presidential race in 2016, … Continue reading

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South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC

Press Release: For Immediate Release South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC East Hampton, New York – March 18, 2021 — This morning the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to grant South Fork Wind (“SFW”) … Continue reading

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