Quote(s) Of The Week - 4/28/20

 “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.”

Eleanor Roosevelt, The First Lady of the First Ladies of the United States

“The way you prepare people for a sprint and marathon are very different. As a country, we are utterly unprepared for the marathon ahead.”

Michael T. Osterholm, MD – a University of Minnesota infectious-disease expert 

“America has not done badly, it has done exceptionally badly,”

Dominique Moïsi, a political scientist and senior adviser at the Paris-based Institut Montaigne on the response of the United States in managing the coronavirus outbreak.


Quote(s) Of The Week - 4/17/20

“I don’t care if you’re a rampant capitalist. I don’t care. Ramp it up! I don’t care if you’re a far left socialist. Ramp it up! Even with both – we’re going to be short.”

Eric Garcetti – Mayor of Los Angeles, California, in a query from a CNN correspondent (2020-0327) on whether or not the responsibility for obtaining masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) should be the responsibility of private enterprise or the government. 

“One thing we are seeing is the fragility of the FFS model of payment for primary care.  The pittance paid for telephone visits when we are trying to keep our patients safe at home will bankrupt practices.  If we were paid a PMPM we would be doing well and have the capacity to reach out proactively. Virtual care is best with the right payment model.”

Michael Tuggy, MD – Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a rural family physician in Winthrop, WA.  

“The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively. We are not used to this kind of collective grief in the air.”

  David Kessler, author and noted authority on grief in an interview with the Harvard Business Review.

The Weekly Whisk - 3/30/20

Musings from a foodie…

Instead of a review this week I want everyone to use your whisks to “stir things up”.  We need you!

Quote(s) Of The Week - 3/30/20

“The value of experience is in not seeing much, but in seeing wisely.”

 Sir William Osler, MD – iconic medical and health care leader of the 19th century

Quote(s) Of The Week - 3/23/20

“Rather than heed the warnings, embrace the planning and preserve the structures and budgets that had been bequeathed to him, the president ignored the risk of a pandemic,”

Susan Rice, Former National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration via in an open letter criticizing the decision to dismantle the NSC Global Health Security and Biodefense Section by the Trump Administration

 “I don’t know anything about it.”

President Donald Trump at a press briefing when queried about the decision to dismantle the NSC Global Health Security and Biodefense Section 

“Because of the coronavirus outbreak, I see a lot of people right now thinking… that we’re all in this together — every continent, country, class, religion, race, age, or gender. We’re all subject to this crisis. Suffering has an ability to pull you into oneness.”

Father Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and spiritual leader from one of his daily messages from the Center for Action and Contemplation (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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