Sunday, July 18, 2021

Public Health Psychology

Getting the unvaccinated vaccinated is the national priority, and some employers are requiring it as a condition of employment. Still, there is much misinformation on the internet, and that is causing a sharp increase in infections and hospitalizations nationwide. 


Monday, July 12, 2021

Playtime

Preschool for all California children is Governor Newsom's plan, but to accomplish that will require a lot more teachers and a lot more training in the skills required for early childhood education*. 

*90% of brain growth happens before kindergarten.

Friday, July 09, 2021

Biden Betrays Immigrants

Biden's promise to close for-profit prisons--as inhumane--did not extend to ICE detention centers, that house non-criminals with civil violations that could be processed without detention. Biden's Justice Department is currently fighting the California law banning for-profit ICE detention centers. 

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Good Idea

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Double Gold

Lee Evans--Olympic gold medalist and Olympic Project for Human Rights member--died Wednesday. Along with fellow San Jose State 200 meter sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, Evans made a televised visual protest against American racism at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. His track and field world record in the 400 meter stood for 20 years.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Coming Plague

UCSF and UC Berkeley medical experts say public health reform is needed on a global scale to respond to the next pandemic. Some say COVID variants and high transmission rates make it likely to get worse again. Global health infrastructure has deteriorated to the point that the World Health Organization* has a budget smaller than UCSF.

*see Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health, 2001

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Robbery in Haight

San Francisco PI Jack Palladino leaves a legendary legacy.