Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Tell Truth to Lies.

By James Ewing On Wednesday Jan 6, 121 members of the US House of representatives rejected the election results from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Nevada. 138 House members rejected the results from Pennsylvania. Authorities have called this election the most … Continue reading

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Trump: the worst president in the history of the United States

Reprinted from The Times of Israel By Karl Grossman About the Author Karl Grossman is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury who has specialized in investigative reporting for 45 years. He is … Continue reading

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Zeldin: undermining America

Letter to the East Hampton Star: Dear David, Hours after Trump’s zealots stormed and ransacked the Capitol, Lee Zeldin voted “yes,” objecting to the electoral vote count that certified Joe Biden’s Presidential win. Preventing that certification was precisely the goal … Continue reading

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Zeldin should resign now or be deposed: “A Conspiracy of Dunces”

FROM:Stephen Ring, Hampton Bays  Over the past almost eight years, I have written many “Letters To The Editor” (Southampton Press) and even more emails and blogs attacking Lee Zeldin for his connection to the Ultra Right Neo Nazi Teabaggers. I am … Continue reading

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Fire Departments and Trumpers – Post Election Trends

Even though Trump has lost the election, his followers, the “Trumpers”, are here to stay. What might this mean for the future? A group calling themselves the “Huntington – Northport Patriots” has plans for yet another MAGA Trump 2020 Truck … Continue reading

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President Biden can’t be effective unless we do this NOW

Heidi Fiske <heidifiske@hfiske.com>Date: Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 7:07 AMSubject: ✳️Heidi endgame alert #3: President Biden can’t be effective unless we do this NOWTo:  Dear savvy liberal,You hoped your political work would be done November 3rd butthe most game-changing actions you … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Are we Ready?

“the choice could not be more clear”

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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

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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

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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

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