Category Archives: science

200,000 Deaths….and Counting

Letter to the Editor, The East Hampton Press, September 23 Grounded In Science More than 200,000 Americans are dead from the coronavirus — a staggering number, with no end in sight — and, yet, for Donald Trump, this is little … 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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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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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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Complete Lee Zeldin Environmental Voting Record

Lee Zeldin’s League of Conservation Voters (LCV) score for 2019 was 28%. This seems like an improvement from his scores from prior years, which hovered around 10%, but to put things in perspective: The average Member of Congress score in … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor

Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor Joins Reopen Protests, Opposes Any Future COVID-19 Vaccine Does Lee Zeldin agree with risking New Yorkers lives? As Governor Cuomo prepares a statewide plan to reopen safely, Lee Zeldin donor and staunch anti-vaccine advocate Rita Palma joined calls to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Kills Men More than Women. Why?

In Italy, men made up nearly 60 percent of people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus and more than 70 percent of those who died of COVID-19.  In China men and women were infected in roughly equal numbers, but the … Continue reading

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Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

Worth watching: https://portside.org/video/2020-01-17/debunking-anti-vaxxers  

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Anti-science Movements

  In My Opinion in the Riverhead LOCAL “Anti-vaxxers embody the dangers of the growing anti-science movements” By David N. Posnett, MD Dec 31, 2019, 5:42 am The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, Gardasil, is the subject of two bills … Continue reading

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Attacks on Science

From Jenny Mulligan: Attacks on Science The Trump administration and 115th Congress have been actively dismantling science-based health and safety protections, sidelining scientific evidence, and undoing recent progress on scientific integrity. We’ve seen this movie before. And we know how to … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Earth, #LoveOurPlanetNotPollution

Some of us have been meeting at the Southampton library to discuss ways we can scale up existing efforts that draw down carbon from the atmosphere, based on the top 100 solutions outlined in the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old star speaker in Davos

Take a look at a 16 year old lecturing the leaders of the world! Impressive. Our house is on fire! On TED! On ScientistsWarning.Org?

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Stricter Gun Laws Can Reduce Deaths

Proud to be a Cornell Alumnus! These are my medical students! As published in the latest issue of Weill Cornell Medicine:  and found under the title “Weill Cornell Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Medical College Renaming”, scroll down to “Stricter Gun … Continue reading

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Medical Billing Obfuscation versus Vaccines

I am one of those guys who never goes to see a doctor!  But in 2016 I became a grandfather.  The pediatrician of the newborn child warned the parents that everyone in contact with the child needed to have received … Continue reading

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Talk is Cheap Mr. Zeldin

From James Ewing:  A reminder of where Lee Zeldin stands on the environment.  The Scorecard as per the League of Conservation Voters. To get the specifics on each vote go their website and click on the “vote name”: http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/lee-zeldin Green … Continue reading

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Trump Spurns Nobel Prize Winners—and the Feeling Is Mutual

Published in Daily Kos November 13 By Mark Sumner In a White House as radically anti-science as this one, it’s no surprise that scientists are being denied the usual honors. President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, … Continue reading

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Holocaust Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

Letter published in the Newburyport News, Massachusetts, by Steve Ludsin of R&R Very moving’ article about local author’s book, Oct 12, 2017 To the editor: The article “Local author writes about Holocaust through her father’s eyes” by Dyke Hendrickson, [Daily … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes Are Attacking Us Now

Can you really blame them? By Charles P. Pierce Original post on Esquire.com Oct 4, 2017 While the Secretary of the Interior is jetting around on our dime, and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is slow-dancing with his … Continue reading

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Oceans in Peril

Title image from Oceans of Acid. By Judith S. Weis  OpEd in the East Hampton Star Sept. 14, 2017 While some politicians claim that climate change is a hoax, and climate scientists try to refine their models and forecasts of … Continue reading

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