America’s public hospitals are privatizing.
The Economist: Now is a bad time to have a heart attack. Hospitals around the world are having trouble meeting the demand.
Wokeness comes to medical schools: Instead of thinking, “How can my patients protect themselves against health problems?” the AAMC asks medical students to think, “What kind of public collective action is necessary to confront health inequity across identifiable populations?”
US cancer death rate is down by a third.
Having a friend is healthier than having a life partner; it’s even as important as diet and sleep. (WaPo)
Lottery winner gets $1.35B prize. The bulk of the prize money comes from below-average-income ticker buyers, of course, even though this lottery was created by liberal lawmakers in a liberal state. All of the critics who routinely remind us of the evils of inequality are saying …. hum … not much of anything.
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The wokeness is indeed getting ridiculous. Note the following:
“in an article describing their “cultural change initiative,” several deans at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine declared: “There is no priority in medical education that is more important than addressing and eliminating racism and bias.”
It is all starting to sound like the intellectual drivel that used to come out of Communist universities for decades. I suspect that many medical scholars know it is ridiculous, but there are great penalties for any public criticism.