My update on Covid vaccines

If a cold is a organ grinder monkey, influenza is King Kong, and Covid is King Kong on steroids. R. T. Bosshardt I have known Kurt for over 53 years. We have been best friends since high school, are now both physicians (he a family practitioner and I a plastic surgeon), and still maintain weekly …

What is wrong with Critical Race Theory

I am not an academic. I am simply an American who happens to be a white male, arguably the most maligned group in America today. I have never believed, or acted as though I believed, that someone is in any way inferior to me simply because of their race. I am not colorblind. I have …

No longer a Fellow- why I am leaving the American College of Surgeons

After 28 years as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, I am done. Although it breaks my heart, I will no longer be Richard Bosshardt, MD, FACS. If you want to know why, read on. When I was in my surgical training, I first noted that some of the attending surgeons had the …

My Take on the Covid Vaccines

“With Covid-19, we have thrown caution to the winds.” I am no virologist, infectious disease specialist, or even a family physician, just a lowly plastic surgeon. Even so, friends, family, and even my own staff turn to me and ask what they should do about the Covid vaccine. Should they get it? Am I going …

Covid’s Four Horsemen

If you are like me, you are probably exhausted from all the discussion regarding the virus, SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19, the illness it causes. A lot of discussion had understandably focused on the rate of serious illness and death from Covid. The rates of both have been frightening (although the true rates are not really known …

The Moral Bankruptcy of the Democratic Party

“If hypocrisy were currency, Democrats would be billionaires.” Recent events have uncovered the unquestioned moral bankruptcy of the leadership of the Democratic Party, from the new administration on down. Dating this is not unlike trying to date some other antiquity; the origin tends to be lost in the mists of time. I first took note …

Gamestop and the r/wallstreetbets end game

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” Harlan Ellision This is going to be a long one. I am stepping way out of my comfort zone on this one, but I consider it a good object lesson on being careful about …

New Years- a time for resolutions

“A resolution is a promise to yourself that you haven’t broken….yet“ Now that the New Year has been rung in, leaving behind a year like no other, what next? If you are like me and most other people, you have probably made some resolutions for the New Year. The beginning of a new year is …

When is a Covid death not a Covid death?

“And if everything we do saves even a single life, I’ll be happy.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Let me preface this post by saying that the pandemic is real and serious. All deaths due to the virus, directly or indirectly, are tragic and cause for making our best effort to mitigate the effect of the …