Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
Trust is at the heart of several of today's articles, and it's one of the casualties of the past 4 years- and there are some big challenges where needed trust has never been built..
Union of Concerned Scientists
– Oct 14, 2:43 AM
This post is a part of a series on COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Pandemic My daily foray into the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic is driven both by personal concern and by public health interest. First, I want to see the latest data on…
Jeff CohnVery good sources here, I would also add to this COVID Explained, available at explaincovid.org
During this pandemic, people in the United States are currently dying at rates unparalleled elsewhere in the world. A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that over the last 5 months per capita deaths in the U.S.…
Jeff CohnThese are the 'excess deaths' you've likely heard about- not easy to track so not so useful for day-to-day decision-making. Through this lens the US's awful uncoordinated approach that puts $ (particularly for the wealthy) ahead of all else is clear...
Michael A. Fletcher
– Oct 13, 4:45 AM
African Americans have a dim view of the nation's health care system, which they see as infected by the same racism they encounter on the job, out shopping, in the classroom or interacting with the police. A new nationwide poll by The Undefeated…
Jeff CohnRacism, as described by Ibram X. Kendi, is embedded in self-interest, linked with policies that keep the power/privilege in the hands of those institutions and individuals who have it currently. This clearly applies to healthcare...
AHOSKIE, N.C. — The railroad tracks cut through Weyling White's boyhood backyard like an invisible fence. He would play there on sweltering afternoons, stacking rocks along the rails under the watch of his grandfather, who established a firm…
Jeff CohnIf algorithms make decisions based on past performance, and the Black population has historically had poor access to many health interventions, one can see how conclusions would be flawed and biased to provide more interventions to whites, widening gaps..
The New York Times
– Oct 12, 11:30 PM
In late September, Heidi Larson, an anthropologist and the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project in London, sat on a Zoom call with the project team for Verified, a United Nations-led group that is working to combat a rising tide of…
Jeff Cohn“We don’t have a misinformation problem,” she says. “We have a trust problem.” And how does what results from this lack of trust create benefits for someone(s)??
If 2020 were a game of poker, it's safe to say we drew a bad hand. While “uncertainty” is the word of the year, it's easy to forget that we do have control over some things. While much of life (and poker) is chance, it's possible to…