Pandemic. COVID-19. Quarantine. The words will forever be etched in our memories. While for all the pandemic has been a challenge, it has also meant more time with family, time to learn a new hobby, and the flexibility of working from home.  Its memory is one of loss of income, home, and loss of life for others. For me, the memory seared into my heart is that of me staring into a ...

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When news started coming in that throngs of protestors were gathering in Chicago to protest the horrific killing of George Floyd, my initial feelings of anger were tempered by a hope that maybe this time things would turn around for our black brothers and sisters.  Quickly, as the protests became infiltrated with violence, and I saw more and more photos of my old neighborhood looted or boarded up, ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down.  It has wreaked havoc on the economy, leaving many jobless, and many industries questioning where their future lies.  In my view, it has brought the weak infrastructure of the U.S. health care system to a breaking point.  These deficiencies were already present: limited public health prowess, hospitals' inefficiencies, poor coordination of care, and disjointed health care messages between federal ...

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