What is Worse: Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine

As the death toll and cases of 2019- nCoV (aka novel coronavirus) infection rises, our curiosity increases as to the epidemic’s when, why, where, and how. Is the new virus naturally occurring, animal to human transmission, a bio-weapon?

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The Corona Virus -1918 All Over Again?

Clusters of a dozen or so deaths may get nonstop “if-it-bleeds-it-leads” press coverage. But the lack of preparedness for the really, really big threats may be met with virtual radio silence—until panic breaks out.

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Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

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Sacrificing Freedom to Vaccination

The Oath of Hippocrates states physicians have the duty to advise their patients according to the best of their ability and judgment. Physicians usually recommend vaccination, believing that for a particular patient, the benefit exceeds the risk.

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A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

In a lawsuit against Aetna for denial of benefits which the patient alleges "almost killed him," Aetna's medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

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HIV Cells Used to Fight Cancer

"Fire with Fire," a three minute documentary from DB Productions and GE Froward, a subsidiary of General Electric, presents the findings of a rare cancer treatment, breakthrough,  CTL019, decades in the making.

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  • SKIN Review - Powerful Character Driven Hypnotic Performances, Mesmerizing

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    SKIN, from A24 and DirecTV, present the story of Bryon and Julie Widner who meet just as he is coming to the end of two decades of life in a neo-Nazi skinhead cult and decides to extract himself.

     
  • Awe-Inspiring Groom’s Gifts From the William Henry ‘Embrace’ Collection

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    When considering what to get a budding bride, the options are seemingly endless. However, buying a memorable and meaningful gift for the would-be groom—and also the wedding party of the male persuasion—can prove far more challenging.

     
  • Shoptalk Secures $2 Million Venture Capital Investment to Launch Shoptalk Europe

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    Shoptalk, which organizes the most important U.S. event for innovation in retail and ecommerce, today announced $2 million in venture capital funding to support the launch of Shoptalk Europe and announced the first group of expected premiere Shoptalk Europe speakers.  

  • Uptown & Downtown Book Review – A Trip through Old Skool NYC Graffiti Art

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    Uptown & Downtown, from Schiffer Books, brings to the page what once humiliated politicians, mortified strap hangers, embarrassed tourists, and finally become persecuted by police who counted the artist criminal, of course, we’re talking about NYC Graffiti art.

     
  • THE MUPPETS: A Madcap Globetrotting Adventure

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    THE MUPPETS, a WALT DISNEY PICTURES film, reunites Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo The Great, and the original bad boy rocker, Animal, after a twelve year absence, in a madcap, wild globetrotting adventure.

     
  • Celebrity Real State News: Enrique’s Former Miami Mansion, with Prime Bay and Skyline Views, On Market

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    The Iglesias men cover a wide range of music genres.  Father Julio, now 73, with his chiseled features, deeply romantic songs, and smooth bedroom voice, with a law degree on the side, has sold over 120 million records.  

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Trade Deals, Impeachment Trial, Trump’s Legal Team, Chris Collins, Election 2020: The Gloves Come Off

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after weeks of political strategizing, signed the two Articles of Impeachment sending the documents with the House Mangers to the senate chambers for the formal presentation by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

     
  • Blair Witch Review - A Super Suspenseful, Scary Good, Fright Ride

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    Blair Witch, from Lionsgate and Vertigo Entertainment, presents a solidly built sequel, seventeen years in the making, that gives horror and fright a new name with heightened suspense, trepidation, unnerving edge of the seat dread.

     
  • Beltway Insider: US-Russia Broker Syrian Deal;Obama Addresses Nation; NYT Prints Putin Op-Ed; Nation Remembers 9/11

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    The United States and Russia have brokered a deal, in principal, with the government of Basher al-Assad forcing the authoritarian leader to relinquish control of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal or face swift, severe, and effective retaliation.

     
  • PA Mom, Lover Held In Torture Murder of Toddler

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    Scott McMillan, 3, according to the Chester County Township District Attorney Tom Hogan, was the victim of sadistic torture and repeated beatings, of which killed him after a beating spree that began after he refused to eat breakfast.

     
  • Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts Plays Host to an Exciting Spring Line-Up

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    The 2ube is a weekly live music show that takes place on Friday evenings in LIPA Cafe where some of the most exciting bands from Liverpool's diverse music scene have been appearing. Every few weeks these live shows are streamed to an online global audience - the next live stream happens on March 20th when you're invited to embed the YouTube feed on your website.  

     
  • Cincinnati Boy, 8, Commits Suicide After School Bullying

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    An eight-year-old Cincinnati boy committed suicide January, 2017, after a bullying incident in the boy’s bathroom at his school left him unconscious for nearly eight minutes. He hung himself with a necktie two days later.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Taxes; Immigration/ Kate Steinle; Mueller/Flynn Guilty; Germany; North Korea; Argentina; Stanford Rapist; Matt Lauer

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    President Donald J. Trump, who ran heavily on Immigration Reform promising to make America safe again, was presented with a very real opportunity this week after a San Francisco jury acquitted an illegal immigrant of murder.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Immigration, US Jobs, Brexit Breaks The House, Paris Explodes, Madeleine McCann, 2020

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    President Donald Trump after rising above the muck of collusion suspicion he reveled his reelection strategy and begin with his overuse of Twitter as he took jabs against former Vice-President Joe Biden who is facing turmoil of his own.

     
  • Op/Ed: Is it Really Our Job to Save the Addict

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    President Donald Trump recently declared, like his Republican predecessor, a crisis of drug use and addiction that has been decades in the making. Marianne Clyde, a noted mental health expert asks "Is it really our job to save the addict?"