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Browsing: Policy

In this section we seek insights from policy makers on matters related to policy and governance.

Ending Pandemics.  Rockefeller Foundation is taking a leadership role in addressing the Pandemic,  putting lots of money in and bringing in an individuals with good credentials and a plan as outlined in his 2018 book. Jonathan Quick MD. What is interesting that so many had predicted this.  Had our leaders been heeding the warnings in this book, the ravages of COVID might not have happened. It is clear were we were woefully unprepared. Dr. Quick has identified 7 things that if done, we all live happy together. If we don’t he paints a grim picture, pointing out that we are…

Top Israeli prof claims simple stats show virus plays itself out after 70 days A prominent Israeli mathematician, analyst and former general claims simple statistical analysis demonstrates that the spread of COVID-19 peaks after about 40 days and declines to almost zero after 70 days — no matter where it strikes, and no matter what measures governments impose to try to thwart it. Prof Isaac Ben-Israel, head of the Security Studies program in Tel Aviv University and the chairman of the National Council for Research and Development, told Israel’s Channel 12 (Hebrew) Monday night that research he conducted with a…

NYT Columnist Tom Friedman’s thoughtful piece on how to deal with Coronavirus seems to make the most sense of anything we’ve seen.  In his 1500 word article he explores what Sweden is doing that may be the right balancing act. Below if our 500 word distillation. See full article. So what are they doing different? He starts by asking are we going to have a plan, like Sweden, or just have each of the 50 state wing it with their own approach. He spoke with Anders Tegnell, chief epidemiologist at Sweden’s Public Health Agency — the nation’s top infectious disease…

YouTube issued a statement Tuesday regarding the removal of a video press briefing with Accelerated Urgent Care doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi. The video was the first of two videos playing the entire briefing from a press conference last week. YouTube pulled it for violating community guidelines. “We quickly remove flagged content that violate our Community Guidelines, including content that explicitly disputes the efficacy of local healthy authority recommended guidance on social distancing that may lead others to act against that guidance,” said the statement. Joseph Russomanno, a mass communication law professor at Arizona State University said the doctors’…

Phil Polakoff who has been engaged in the healthcare field for over 35 years, offers a unique perspective on where we are and where we are going. Brett Johnson: Phil, what do you see as the biggest challenges in health and the delivery of healthcare in the U.S.A and worldwide? Phil Polakoff: It’s quite complex. Health and healthcare are not defined as the same. Health is the state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity, and healthcare goes on to the issue of illness and infirmity. As such, it’s how…

As Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the New York Stem Cell Foundation, Stephen Chang is one of the leading experts in gene therapy and neurodegenerative. Dr. Chang speaks with Brett Johnson on the state of the industry, explains what we can expect from the field in the future and offers his advice for investors and entrepreneurs who are active in the space. Brett Johnson: Can you give an update as to what’s happened since we spoke last at the New York Stem Cell Foundation? Any developments? Stephen Chang: It is exciting times. We are moving into a new…