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180 Comments

  • TA says:

    Thank you, but I can see that everyone is commenting on the comment policy.

  • Waqas Majeed says:

    Thanks for stating the appropriate manners required to use this website

  • gamiskuu says:

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  • Ken says:

    I enjoyed the interview with Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, the NIMHD director. I thought it is interesting to note that mitigation interventions like physical distancing is just alien to the black community regardless of how it is communicated. Being close to others is one of the things that has been integral to black folk survival in this beloved United States of America. Look at what is going on right now with the black community? Go and be by myself? Science needs to communicate ways of how to be together WITH physical distancing. This is where the social sciences might provide insight. What does that look like? How do you communicate this to different communities? I’d like to see a pilot program where the government/NIH? procures RVs or some type of mobile mini hospitals or care units. Staff them with people who look like the people in the communities that they go into. These RVs would provide testing and consultation etc.

    Of course, for those who are COVID positive there needs to be a protocol in place (next steps, where to go etc.) If the black and brown community can’t go to the hospital, then we should take the hospital to those communities. That idea seems impossible though because this type of intervention has to be intentional and will take $. Just my 2 cents…

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  • L.A.P. says:

    I think that disparities start when we still have the same criteria we have been using for almost a century to evaluate demographic statistics dealing with disease, epidemics, and pandemics. I have patients who are black with cardiovascular and diabetes disease and against the suggestion of using masks and keeping the social distance, but they have not been infected with the SARS CoV 2. They are religious people who, because churches and temples are closed, get together in family residences to worship. They participate in programs to provide food and spiritual support to those who are in need. How do we explain those cases statistically? Might it be because consciously they vibrate in a different frequency from the COVID-19 disease? Could we eliminate disparities if we include consciousness no as an epiphenomenon but as central dogma in our criteria of researches? Scientific evidence match with that possibility. Perhaps in that way, we have the hold picture of the event and can design a better plan to fight the pandemic.

  • ls123 says:

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  • Mel Marin says:

    The summer intern program was killed by the COVID. So it is a great thing Dr. Jackie Newell is doing to train an entire nation of students who want to learn how to pursue their science dreams by offering web seminars on pursuing a science career for anyone in lieu of the summer program.   It is way better than a few elite students who are already trained getting a handful of slots for a summer program to train them even more, because this way you teach those who never got the good training and are clueless about the next steps.    I think she has transformed a blah blah job into a very important thing with national scope.   It is more then turning a lemon into lemonade. It is a grapefruit now. If I had a hat it would be “hat’s off” to her citric acid.

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