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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Profiteering off medical equipment and its export unimpeded (COVID-19)
Apr 3, 2020 4:40 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,334

Medical equipment shortages have been in the national headlines for weeks, but a significant part of the problem has been profiteers sending it overseas. Bet most... More
Remember the failures for when it's time for fixes: COVID-19
Mar 27, 2020 1:23 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 2,394

I likely have COVID-19, but mine is so mild that I wouldn't have noticed if I were keeping a normal sleep schedule. But like so, so many others, I will never show... More
COVID-19: Critiquing News Releases: What's missing + teachable opportunities
Mar 19, 2020 1:28 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,496

"Updated Guidance ... Hosting ... Community Events ... : Ensure ... urge attendees to wash hands often ... If ... not available ... hand sanitizer ..."... More
Preparing for COVID-19: An epidemic is not a hurricane. Panic buying harmful
Mar 3, 2020 12:03 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 3,280

Emergency preparedness advice in the US is strongly oriented toward hurricanes. No surprise, because hurricanes are the most common major disaster in terms of people... More
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Underappreciated Unknowns & inexplicable failures
Feb 28, 2020 5:46 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 8,973

Public complacency about COVID-19 is being promoted by the authorities' message of "Everything is (currently) under control" where the "currently"... More
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