Tag Archives: Disasters

Vaccine Crisis


The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has created massive economic disruption, loss of life, educational challenges, and social warfare between those feeling the need to protect themselves and their families from disease and those who want to live their lives as they … Continue reading

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Beauty – But At What Price?


Beauty – At what price?   There was a recent article by Jan Henderson on the lengthy media coverage of the death during cosmetic surgery of aspiring Chinese pop star Wang Bei. The details are tragic: She was only 24. … Continue reading

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An Investing Tragedy


Alexander Kearns, a 20 year old sophomore management student at the University of Nebraska committed suicide after his account at Robinhood, an online financial app, showed him with a negative balance of over $700,000. The app, targeted at young people, … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 6


My work week in Solo rapidly became an established routine of bedside rounds in the morning, followed by lunch, then didactic sessions in the afternoon, using the slide sets of medical topics I brought with me from the States. I … Continue reading

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Hungary and the Revolution of 1956


Rakosi, the Communist leader in Hungary, was totally under Moscow’s control until, following Stalin’s death in 1953, a period of fluctuation set in. In July of 1953, he was deposed as Prime Minister in favor of Imre Nagy. Nagy was … Continue reading

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Viral Times and Economic Calculus


April 16, 2020: Yesterday, at the request of one of my regular readers, (and I don’t have enough to ignore the wishes of even one) I will stop posting the daily statistics of the Covid-19 carnage in our country and … Continue reading

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As The Day Goes By


April 14, 2020, 1 PM: In the US, 584,073 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19, and 25,239 have died of the disease. Worldwide, 1,978,769 are reported infected and 125,196 dead. Within the past week, the number of the dead in … Continue reading

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Viral Times and Easter


April 12, 2020, 10 AM – There is no holiday reprieve in the Grim Reaper’s statistics: 532,339 cases of Covid-19 in the US (the highest in the world) with 21,418 deaths. Today is Easter Sunday, and the Catholic Church, along … Continue reading

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Viral Times Produce Opportunities for Change


April 11, 2020 10 AM – As of this time, the news is reporting 503,594 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US, with 19,552 people having died of the disease. For those of you who read or have access to the … Continue reading

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Viral Times and Solitude


April 10, 2020: When I looked at the news this morning, the number of Covid-19 cases in the US stood at 467,184 with the mortality at 16,736. Incredibly, before noon this same day, those numbers jumped to 475,749 and 17,925, … Continue reading

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