Quote(s) Of The Week - 10/16/20

“Virtual is the new black right now. We’re at the top of the curve. We went from 100 visits to 12,000 visits a day. But we still have to digitally upscale our providers and we still have to digitally upscale our patients – the ones that are not used to navigating across all these new technologies themselves.”

Alistair Erskine, MD – Chief Digital Officer, Mass General Brigham in comments at the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit 

“For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses.”

Exodus 8:21-22. pic.twitter.com/flP1yfIxZN – a Tweet that was sent out during the debate between Vice President Michael Pence and Senator Kamala Harris

[NOTE: I couldn’t help myself for sharing. It really was a non-partisan happening…]

“The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.”

Father Richard Rohr – a Franciscan priest, from the “Eight Core Principles” which he authored that serves as the foundation for the Center for Action and Contemplation.


Quote(s) Of The Week - 9/29/20

“I will continue to support and stand up for Republican policies and values, and support Republican candidates, but I will not support Donald Trump for re-election…We will not continue to be the greatest nation in the world if we can’t get along among ourselves. We have only become more divided over the past four years. We need a leader who believes in civility and bring Americans closer together.” 

Former Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI ) in announcing his support for Joe Biden for President and a member of the coalition of 100 former and current officeholders and government officials affiliated with the anti-Trump Lincoln Project PAC. 

“I don’t think science knows, actually.”

President Donald Trump (R) – in pushing back on California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot when he urged the President by stating that “If we ignore that science and sort of put our head in the sand…we’re not going to succeed together.” during his visit to the state as a result of the wildfires ravaging the countryside.

Quote(s) Of The Week - 9/24/20

“The root-word “budh” means to wake up, to know, to understand. A person who wakes up and understands is called a Buddha. It is as simple as that. The capacity to wake up, to understand, and to love is called Buddha nature.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the most influential spiritual leaders in the world – in an excerpt from one of his teachings by Father Richard Rohr who leads the Center for Contemplation and Action

Quote(s) Of The Week - 9/3/20

"So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."

Representative John Lewis, from a letter he wrote shortly before his death with the instruction that it be released upon his burial, July 30, 2020 

“Well, I’m for the nurses, I’m for the doctors, we just have to make this China virus go away, and it’s happening.”

President Donald Trump (R) – in comments before a group of front-line health care workers attending the Republican National Convention at the opening session. Hmm 

“If you could reduce superspreading, you could have a massive impact on the pandemic,”

Elizabeth McGraw, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pennsylvania State University

Quote(s) Of The Week - 7/29/20

 “I would like to have the politicians step away from the podium and let us – the health care workers – handle the pandemic.”

Quinn Snyder, MD – Emergency Physician practicing in Mesa, Arizona responding to the question “What would you like to share with the Governor or President about the pandemic?” on Anderson Cooper 360 CNN as Covid-19 cases surged in Arizona.

 “We can sit back and let it [our society] become or we can get involved and help it become.”

Daryl Davis – an American jazz musician, activist and author who has worked for several decades to improve race relations in the USA

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