Concern There is no debate on the insurmountable value of kids needing to be in schools.  CDC data shows that children account for 6% of COVID-19 cases and 0.2% of all deaths.  Yet, the system can miserably fail if bullied into opening.  Children could turn into potential super-spreaders or develop multi-system inflammation, Kawasaki, or toxic-shock syndrome.  And once that domino falls, we ...

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In polarizing politics, it seems that somehow the greater good often misses the very grain that comes together and makes it great — the people. After we blindfolded ourselves to a warning from China and then Italy, New York witnessed the grinding impact of COVID-19.  Merely two months later, many other states are showing unprecedented growth in cases.  Surpassing 2.5 million cases, we have officially unflattened the curve.  Our failed ...

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As the reopening was being evaluated, I found myself contemplating the routine use of a mask in public. I was already wearing it 12 hours a day in the hospital. On one of the clinic days, after constantly conversing while wearing the mask, I also found out the hard way that I don't have the taste buds for non-woven sub-micron thin polypropylene spaghetti. The prospect of wearing one while going ...

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