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I'm almost finished with John Bolton's book, which is worth reading to understand what's going on outside the US, and I'm half way through Brian Stelter's 'Hoax,' which is an unsurprising look at Fox news. I'm saddened by the state of journalism.
The New York Times
– Sep 8, 2:00 AM
This past weekend, in yet another political attack aimed at a woman with power, President Trump rage-tweeted at Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterBillionaire women must drive Trump crazy because he’s used to bestowing wealth on women.
At the beginning of April I wrote a piece for the Guardian. If you haven't read it, the headline pretty much sums it up: “Terminal cancer means I won't see the other side of lockdown”. Given the pandemic and the announcement of…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThink how much we all take for granted. I expected to live this long. This guy also expected to live this long. See what I mean?
The messages wishing me a gruesome death arrive slowly at first and then all at once. I am condemned to be burned, raped, tortured. Some include a video of joyful dancing at a funeral, with fists pounding on a wooden casket. The hardest ones to…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterA long read, but definitely worth it. Demonstrates in amazing detail the cultural differences between the US and the Chinese that would make our negotiations with China always in danger of failure. Such different ways of looking at the world.
We will never know how America's response to the COVID-19 pandemic might have been different if Bob Woodward revealed in February what we know now: that President Donald Trump considered the virus to be deadly and that the president underplayed his…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterI don't know how I feel about this. Woodward is a private citizen and no longer a journalist. And yet, if this had been me, I'd have been yelling it from the rooftops.
The Weekly Dish
– Sep 4, 10:09 AM
The Uighur women in exile in Istanbul are the fortunate ones. They managed to escape the control of the Chinese Communist regime, thanks to relatives who found ways to get them out of the country. But one woman refugee also has a confession:…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterAndrew Sullivan can never write for anyone else for very long. He is a very independent thinker and he doesn’t just agree with editorial stances. But boy is he a phenomenal writer
The New York Times
– Sep 7, 10:44 AM
LONDON — One by one, they stepped forward to tell their stories. Children suddenly forced to travel two hours each way to school. Pensioners whose weekly doctors' appointments have turned into arduous, half-day treks. Shopkeepers whose…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterMy daughter lives on the 'other' side of the Hammersmith Bridge, the one that is totally cut off from London right now. Looks like every country has infrastructure problems. Infrastructure isn't sexy as a campaign talking point. Maybe it will be now!
A study from Spain finally presents the first clinical evidence for the use of vitamin D to treat Covid-19. The study, “ Effect of Calcifediol Treatment and best Available Therapy versus best Available Therapy on Intensive Care Unit…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis has been anecdotal for a long time, so it's good to see these clinical trials.
The aging of America presents a unique window of opportunity to support aging in place with digital health technologies. A confluence of factors have coalesced to align incentives across payers, older adults, and their families and caregivers. This…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterLook at all the opportunities for entrepreneurs! If you are on Medicare, I now suggest looking at the online platforms that help you choose a plan.