Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

By Del Meyer on 08/18/2020 10:29 PM

Dr. Rosen:       We have had flu epidemics that resulted in millions of deaths. We have always dealt with them in the usual fashion of avoiding the sick and taking the usual precautions. Why the big falderal for this Corona Virus? Dr. Edwards:   I think it was mostly due to politicians trying to play public health […]

By Del Meyer on 08/04/2020 12:55 AM

Submissions to the press at the beginning of the corona virus epidemic included this message: Businesses such as restaurants, bars, salons, barbershops or any that preclude the wearing of a face mask covering the nose and mouth should remain closed for the duration of the epidemic. Businesses that remain open during the coronavirus epidemic, should […]

By Del Meyer on 06/19/2020 12:59 AM

Dr. Rosen:       Why is the Pandemic Covid –19, which allegedly originated in Wuhan, China becoming even more severe in the United States than in China? Our first case was on Jan 20.2020. We are now in our fourth month and still having new cases daily. What went wrong? Dr. Edwards:   For one, the media was […]

By Del Meyer on 05/05/2020 11:20 PM

Dr. Rosen:       Is anyone here concerned about the lack of the usual isolation protocol for the Corona-Virus. I would hesitate to go into any store or pharmacy without a mask and rubber gloves because so many shoppers could be infected and appear healthy for a week before they become sick. Dr. Edwards:   Certainly, the very […]

By Del Meyer on 03/30/2020 12:46 AM

Dr. Rosen:       We have heard for a long time from the media that the cost of health car is beyond what the average American can afford. But what if we divide the cost into basic ambulatory health care and the cost of hospital care. Dr. Edwards:   I understand the health insurance companies make a bundle […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 8:17 PM

Dr. Rosen:       Nobel laureate Michael Levitt, did not discover a treatment or a cure, just did what he does best: crunched the numbers. The statistics led him to the conclusion that, contrary to the grim forecasts being branded about, the spread of the virus will come to a halt. His forecasts turned out to be […]

By Del Meyer on 02/24/2020 8:07 PM

Dr. Rosen:       Dale Carnegie wrote: When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion. Isn’t that what we’re seeing in politics? Dr. Edwards:   That’s quite true when you think that humans have gone through millennia in all forms of servitude and in the 18th century devised […]

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 10:15 PM

  Dr. Rosen:       It looks like the House has finally voted for impeachment. It was essentially a party-line vote which may set a precedent that whenever both houses are controlled by the same party, the president can be removed against the will of the majority. Dr. Edwards:   I agree that the House has set a […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:46 AM

Dr. Rosen:       These are interesting times, aren’t they? They seem to keep the WSJ busy as we glance at the papers on our tables and the TV in the corner over there. Everyone seems to have their own projections on how this is going to turn out. Dr. Edwards:   It seems that this whole diatribe […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:25 AM

Dr. Rosen:       What is the long-term outlook for physicians, hospitals, and health insurance? Dr. Edwards:  Taking on the first of the three components of healthcare is highly dubious. I noticed that you’ve not mentioned the government. Dr. Rosen:       I’d like to leave government medicine out of our discussion if we could. Government will always impede […]