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Wrong Strategy?

What If Our Strategy Was Wrong? By Leonard Zwelling          In a chilling op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on April 24, Joseph C. Sternberg asks the unaskable question. Were the experts right the first time when it came to the novel coronavirus from Wuhan? What does he mean?          If you go back a ...

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Disorientation

Disorientation. Reorientation. By Leonard Zwelling          The coronavirus changes everything.          These three articles from The New York Times on April 24 make several important points. Those points not only apply to nations, but also to academic medical institutions.          The first article describes what might be the most successful effort in the world to ...

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The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America By Leonard Zwelling          What if?          Nothing can grab your attention more than an alternative telling of history, especially history that is so vivid in the mind and so crucial to our way of life.          The seminal event of the 20th century was the Second World War. It derived ...

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Small Business

The Academic Laboratory As Small Business By Leonard Zwelling          In The New York Times on April 11, David Sax makes a critical point about small businesses being the lifeblood of the communities in which they operate. It is the small business owners who support the school silent auction and who are struggling to deal ...

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Academic Thinking

You Would Think Academics Would Think Straighter By Leonard Zwelling file:///Users/leonardzwelling/Downloads/mockS5coverpagetemplate_ccell2988.pdf          This is a journal pre-proof of a letter written to Cancer Cell from investigators at MD Anderson’s Department of Radiation Oncology.          It makes an eloquent case that decisions made by the leaders of many academic institutions to shut, shutter, and deep-freeze a ...

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The Corona Vote

The Corona Vote: Thumbs Up Or Down On Trump’s Performance By Leonard Zwelling          In a long, complicated and detailed article in The New York Times on April 12, a group of reporters relates the time line of the coronavirus crisis as it pertains to the decision-making of the White House. What did Mr. Trump ...

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Swedish Control Arm

The Swedish Control Arm By Leonard Zwelling          In a real surprise, Sweden, of all places, is doing an experiment most countries would consider risky. Restaurants and schools are open. They have not taken the approach most of the world has taken to go to the extremes of social distancing. The question is whether social ...

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What I’m Trying To Say

What I’m Trying To Say By Leonard Zwelling          In the Wall Street Journal on April 8, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. makes some important points about the current mess the U.S. is in. And let’s be clear, that mess is not the coronavirus, but America’s response to it.          And as a digression, let’s not ...

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Without Firing A Shot

Without Firing A Shot By Leonard Zwelling          For many years, the United States prepared for nuclear war. Once the Russians acquired a nuclear device the arms race was on and mutually assured destruction of the type immortalized in Dr. Strangelove came into play. If the United States was vulnerable, if our way of life ...

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What’s Really Happening

What’s Really Happening: What You Won’t See On The Evening News By Leonard Zwelling          There is only one news story right now and it’s not the inexorable progress of the coronavirus to bring the United States to its knees. It’s the fact that most of the media is ignoring what really happened, because what ...

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