Speculation: the one thing we can all agree on regarding the Wuhan virus

It is hard to argue with the fact that speculation has been one of the most, if not the most, significant factors in the Wuhan virus pandemic. There has been speculation as to the origins of the virus. Was it man made? Did it originate in a Wuhan lab or did it arise de novo […]

The CDC and the 6% “solution”- is it time to start celebrating?

I have repeatedly said that to understand the numbers in discussing the Wuhan virus, you have to understand the context. What this means is that just giving out total numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and even deaths must be clearly understood in their proper context to be meaningful. I have long felt that that the numbers […]

A Thought Experiment- musing on the November elections

Daniel Mintz, Chair of the Department of Information Technology at the University of Maryland Global Campus posted on Facebook a very interesting thought experiment. Mintz openly acknowledged that he suffers from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). He describes the lead up to a Trump victory in November based on his speculation that Trump decides to control […]

Why nurse practitioners and physicians assitants aren’t the same as medical doctors.

Medical practice is not simply caring for simple, common problems. There has been a strong and largely successful push by advanced practice nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians assistant (PAs) to practice autonomously as primary care providers. The Florida legislature recently granted advance practice nurse practitioners license to practice independently https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2020-03-11/florida-oks-independent-practice-for-nurse-practitioners. That term, “provider”, has replaced […]