Can America Confront Its Deadly Failure?

November 24, 2020

Just when you thought you might breathe a sigh of relief in America with the victorious Biden administration on its way, it turns out that over 73 million people voted for Trump, the loser. That is truly difficult to comprehend for most of us who did not. Worse yet, since the national response...

Then, Now and Next

August 17, 2020

Dr. Bright Warns of Darkness in America

May 15, 2020

Immunologist Dr. Rick Bright has the job title of the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). He is the author of the phrase “the darkest winter in modern history,” which may one day become the title of a Hollywood movie that recounts the invasion in...

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Crisis in the US

April 30, 2020

In the US, the novel coronavirus is causing panic. At the time of publishing, there have been more than 1 million confirmed cases and over 60,000 deaths. Health care systems are under strain. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are overworked. Masks, ventilators and drugs are in short...

In the US, Returning to “Normal” Is Not Good Enough

April 23, 2020

This is a time in which an invisible virus is stripping us naked, leaving many shivering in the dark and wondering how our society could have ignored so much about so many for so long. I feel a bit like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, but one so blackened with coal dust that the image has...

As President, Donald Trump Has a Duty

April 08, 2020

In a recent press briefing, US President Donald Trump was asked why he hadn’t ordered the federal government to do more to respond to the pleas of state governors for more help in fighting the coronavirus pandemic now ravaging some of their states and exhausting their limited...

When the Bunker Becomes Home, Sweet Home

March 27, 2020

Writing for Forbes, Halah Touryalai reports on one characteristic behavior that has come to the fore in recent weeks in the US, as it tends to do in any time of crisis. More than people from other cultures, Americans have acquired the reflex of creating space around themselves whenever they feel...