Category Archives: Health Care

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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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: heidifiske@hfiske.com, 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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Something you can do for RBG

From Randall Parsons/Judith Hope: If you feel the need to do something… or something more than you’ve been doing, here’s a way to honor RBG and help stop McConnell from pushing through another ultra conservative Supreme Court nominee. Leave voicemails … 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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Mosquito Samples and Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

In SEPTEMBER 2019 there were 2 cases of West Nile Virus requiring hospitalization on eastern Long Island as reported in the Riverhead Local: “West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is estimated … 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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Trump’s Science Denialism

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead”. —THOMAS PAINE In just over three years the Trump administration has decisively diminished the influence of science in its priorities and … Continue reading

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Sowed Discord

SpringsAugust 24, 2020 Dear David: The past three and a half years have been a master class in the havoc that can be wrought when a president is constrained by neither truth nor decency. Starting with the size of his … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – US is only industrialized country without a national policy

  By: Norbert Goldfield MD – founder of ‘Ask Nurses and Doctors’ (AND)   August 14. ‘Ask Nurses and Doctors’ (AND) notes Negative Covid Tests, Ongoing Anxiety, No Jobs, What Is to be Done? All my symptomatic patients for the … Continue reading

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Notes from a Covid Doc

by Norbert Goldfield MD (August 3rd 2020)   Still Working with Patients with After Effects: My COVID experiences this week in part revolve around helping one of my patients now permanently disabled from the after-effects of COVID; large numbers of … Continue reading

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Irresponsible!

Just in case Lee Zeldin and company forget how irresponsible they are, see our prior post about Zeldin in Tulsa, at the Trump rally, and Zeldin on Airforce One without a mask. And now we are seeing the direct consequence: … Continue reading

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Changing her mind on Medicare for All

https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/507348-how-i-changed-my-mind-on-medicare-for-all Dr. Li Tso, opinion contributor July 14, 2020 I know most of the arguments against “Medicare for All.” I’ve been making them for most of my professional life as a physician: 1) We don’t need it; our current mix … Continue reading

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Stepien or Parscale? The Corona virus does not care.

WaPo reports that  “Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Joe Biden in 2020 race”. President Trump announced on Facebook Wednesday evening that Bill Stepien would become his campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale,… Recent national and swing-state polls … Continue reading

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They Live in this Country. God Help Us.

Submitted by Rita Wasserman.   Here is the problem:

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The Scale of Testing Compared to the Scale of the Outbreak

Fox News, Trump (and Zeldin) are blaming the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases on increased testing.  So let’s have a look at the data!  I highly recommend this website: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing. The following graphs come from this site which has data … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin’s Record

No matter where you live — Montauk or Manorville, Smithtown or Shirley, Patchogue or Port Jefferson — we all want our communities to thrive. To do that, we need a representative who puts our needs first: safe drinking water and … Continue reading

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Anxiety, or A Day in the Life of a Covid-Vulnerable

May.  Late morning, midweek.  Parked at the curb of our village post office, I was in the passenger seat waiting for my gloved-and-masked husband to return with our mailbox key and any mail.  I noticed a 30-something couple out bicycling.  … Continue reading

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Is the healthcare “free market” working for you?

Journalist Jon Walker published a new piece for The American Prospect titled, “A Guide to the Nightmare of Getting Health Insurance in a Pandemic,” which detailed the absurdity of the U.S. system. Walker paints a picture of a healthcare system … Continue reading

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