So we’re to believe some mass gatherings are ok during a pandemic?

mass gatherings
Early on in this pandemic, the recommendations from the CDC and state authorities were pretty clear when it came to mass gatherings: don’t have them. In fact, the CDC reiterates this guidance in an update from July 7th, 2020. The highest risk of spread of the coronavirus comes from “large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet...
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No more waiting in doctor’s offices!

no more waiting in doctor's offices
When we consider black swan events, which I’ve discussed here before, they’re often looked at in a negative connotation. And rightly so. But in an effort to find a silver lining to this pandemic, we should consider the pandemic as a black swan event, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a dramatic improvement in society. There are many changes that will occur post acute phase pandemic....
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Ice cream shop : takeout food :: cosmetic surgery : elective surgery

cosmetic surgery
Think back to your SATs. Remember the analogies? The goal was to determine the relationship between the first pair of words and then choose the second pair of words that had an equivalent relationship. In the title above, ice cream shops are to takeout food as cosmetic surgery is to elective surgery. In other words, ice cream shops are a type of takeout food, just...
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America has to reopen for business… but not at the same time

reopen for business
This post may ultimately sound self serving because I’m recommending something that benefits my city and my business. But it doesn’t make these recommendations any less appropriate. San Francisco is ready to reopen for business at the end of the current shelter-in-place order (beginning of May). And that includes allowing a vast majority of businesses to reopen. This also includes allowing hospitals and healthcare providers...
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The evolution of the butt [video]

butt
It’s amazing to see how the ideal of what the butt and a woman’s shape “should” be, has evolved over time. How did we arrive at this current state of butt-obsession! Of course it’s a double standard and an objectification of women. But it’s also a pattern that has been around for years. So how did we get to this current shape of affairs?! This...
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There’s more to it than BMI! [video]

BMI or Body Mass Index helps determine if a patient has a “normal” weight, overweight or morbidly obese. It takes into account, not only their weight, but also their height. Many doctors use BMI as a very prominent determinant of whether a patient would be considered a surgical candidate for an elective or cosmetic procedure. But does BMI tell the whole story?   Why BMI......
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President Trump officially signs price transparency executive order

price transparency executive order
President Trump officially issued a price transparency Executive Order yesterday. The price transparency executive order will require hospitals, insurers and doctors to disclose their negotiated rates. This will have direct and indirect consequences.   The effect of a price transparency executive order Despite President Obama’s efforts with the “Unaffordable Care Act,” this Executive Order will actually have an effect on the cost of care. Obama simply...
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Trump’s Price Transparency Executive Order

price transparency executive order
  According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump will issue an Executive Order this week regarding price transparency. The price transparency executive order will require hospitals, insurers and doctors to disclose their negotiated rates. This will have direct and indirect consequences.   The effect of a price transparency executive order Despite President Obama’s efforts with the “Unaffordable Care Act,” this Executive Order will actually have...
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