Category Archives: Coronavirus

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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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 here and in the 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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How to Climb out of the Financial Rut in NY State

On Feb. 5th R&R heard a presentation by Rebecca Saletan and Nick Lyndon on “The Invest in our New York Act”. It is a package of 6 bills for the State of NY. Together they are proposed to raise more … Continue reading

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Frustrations Boil at Pace of Vaccinations at Long-Term Care Facilities

The Trump administration raised hopes of a speedy process for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Patience is wearing thin. By Rebecca Robbins In mid-December, a top Trump administration official floated an enticing possibility: All nursing home residents in the … 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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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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Voters Should Not Be Intimidated

Submitted by Francesca Rheannon: By Sean Morales-Doyle , Daniel I. Weiner , Wendy R. Weiser , Michael German , Elizabeth Goitein . From The Brennan Center Last Updated: October 7, 2020 Published: October 6, 2020 As Election Day nears, President … Continue reading

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Trump’s Economic Fallout

Guestwords in the East Hampton Star: Trump’s Economic Fallout for Suffolk County and Long Island By John Tepper Marlin and Steven Newman October 1, 2020 President Trump’s three main economic initiatives have been radical 2017 cuts in taxes (at the … Continue reading

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Trumpty Dumpty Blues

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What are Trump’s chances?

What are the chances of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death in a COVID-19 patient like Donald Trump? There is a ton of data relating to age of the patient, sex of the patient, obesity, pre-existing conditions, etc. There are important … Continue reading

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Rigged Elections?

Submitted by John Tepper Marlin, originally from Heidi Fiske:, 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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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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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.

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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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