Viruses are not “alive” in any sense of the word; they are just biological machines. Their prime directive: make more viruses.

That’s it. To achieve their prime directive, they invade cells in your body, take over their machinery and pump out more viruses. Different viruses infect different kinds of cells…

One of the objections we’ve heard to the COVID-19 vaccines is related to the timeline of its development. “Most vaccines take 7–10 years” touted the experts. No wonder people were concerned about a vaccine that didn’t exist 24 months ago…

But the facts speak otherwise.

While we did not have…

The death of Dr. Susan Moore. The death of Dr. Susan Moore. The Death of Doctor Susan Moore. Should make our ears ring and blood boil.

Medicine failed her, not just because she was a ‘fellow physician’, but because we’ve failed in our practice; her death is an object lesson…

When looking back on the 2003 mission to eliminate perceived weapons of mass destruction from Iraq, then-Pentagon Chief Paul Wolfowitz has said that it misjudged the “the tenacity of Saddam’s regime”, but denied it was grounded in any attempt to deceive the American people, saying “A mistake is one thing…

Steven Merahn, MD

Physician-leader; health strategist; Chief Medical Officer; founded www.unioninaction.org; author: Care Evolution; former public-health official

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