What is Worse: Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine

As the death toll and cases of 2019- nCoV (aka novel coronavirus) infection rises, our curiosity increases as to the epidemic’s when, why, where, and how. Is the new virus naturally occurring, animal to human transmission, a bio-weapon?

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The Corona Virus -1918 All Over Again?

Clusters of a dozen or so deaths may get nonstop “if-it-bleeds-it-leads” press coverage. But the lack of preparedness for the really, really big threats may be met with virtual radio silence—until panic breaks out.

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Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

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Sacrificing Freedom to Vaccination

The Oath of Hippocrates states physicians have the duty to advise their patients according to the best of their ability and judgment. Physicians usually recommend vaccination, believing that for a particular patient, the benefit exceeds the risk.

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A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

In a lawsuit against Aetna for denial of benefits which the patient alleges "almost killed him," Aetna's medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

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HIV Cells Used to Fight Cancer

"Fire with Fire," a three minute documentary from DB Productions and GE Froward, a subsidiary of General Electric, presents the findings of a rare cancer treatment, breakthrough,  CTL019, decades in the making.

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  • Money News: The Bear Returns, Dow, European Markets Suffer; Asian Markets Up

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, struggled to get up under the heavy losses that refused to let up as this third Monday of fighting off the bear was met with a slow steady uncontrollable decline and finally the week was over.

     
  • LOGAN Review - A High Octane, Hard Charging, Tough and Tender, Thrill Ride

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    LOGAN, from Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, and TSG Entertainment, presents the last installment of the X-Men series bringing to the screen a hard charging, hard living, uncompromising, take no prisoners, fight to the death finale.

     
  • Bonhams Fine Jewellery Reveals Top 10 Lots of 2018 and 2019 Market Trends

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    Bonhams Fine Jewellery reveals its top 10 lots of 2018 sold in its sales in London, Hong Kong and New York this year.  With magnificent emeralds, rubies, diamonds and pink diamonds in pendants, necklaces, bracelets, solitaries leading.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Tracey Birdsall, star of the upcoming Rouge Warrior Robot Fighter Talks On Acting, The Disney Connection and Tough Girl Roles

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    Tracey Birdsall, a native California girl and the great-granddaughter of Walt Disney Composer Elbert Lewis, is an accomplished star of television and film and is headlining the new science-fiction movie Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter.

     
  • Simply Vietnamese Cooking Review – Easy to Follow Gourmet Recipes

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    Simply Vietnamese Cooking, presents more than one hundred delicious recipes, by Vietnamese cooking expert Nancie McDermott, in an easy to read and follow soft bound cookbook, which is the number eleven for the former Peace Corp volunteer.

     
  • Celebrity Photos: Austin is Heating Up as Celebrities Flock to SXSW For World Premieres and Parties

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    The temperature is rising at SXSW as A-List Communications' Supper Suite by STK and its sponsor partners, STK Restaurants operated by lifestyle hospitality company, The ONE Group, Maestro Dobel® Tequila, and Blue Moon Brewing Company celebrated the world premieres of Michael Showalter's HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS and Jamie Babbit's FRESNO at Swift's Attic in Austin, TX during the opening weekend of SXSW.

     
  • The Artist, Hugo Win Big at 84th Academy Awards

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    The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius’ silent film homage to early Hollywood, won big at Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards taking home three of the top six coveted statuettes.

     
  • Terror Exploitation - The Newest Form of Hollywood Bashing

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    London Has Fallen, recently released from Focus Features, depicts the world’s worst case scenario in the war on terror, an all-out assault on London, unprecedented since the time Hitler’s Blitzkrieg rolled across Europe, in an attempt to murder the leaders of the G7.

     
  • Utah Woman Charged in Six Newborn Deaths

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    Megan Huntsman, 39, was arraigned on murder charges stemming from the serial slaying of six of her seven newborns who were found stuffed in boxes in the garage of her Pleasant Grove, Utah home.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Addresses Nation on Sandy Hook Massacre; Hillary Clinton Injured; Susan Rice Out as Successor

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    The looming Fiscal Cliff and Washington business as usual was disrupted Friday when news of a tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut brought the nation and the president to tears.

     
  • Lavazza Announces Gourmet Restaurant to Complete Turin, Italy, Headquarters; Oscar Winner To Design Interiors

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    Lavazza announced a new restaurant concept opening at the future Lavazza headquarters in Turin, Italy, CONDIVIDERE developed in collaboration with Ferran Adrià, features a setting designed by three-time Oscar-winning art director, Dante Ferretti, and the brilliant Italian chef, Federico Zanasi will lead the kitchen.

     
  • UPDATE/Photos: Eleven Survivors Pulled from Italian Avalanche; Six Confirmed Dead; 23 Still Missing

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    First-responders in a desperate race against time are meticulously digging through the mountains of snow covering the Hotel Rigopiano, hoping to detect in the demolished Italian luxury resort additional signs of life even with hope slowly fading.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Returns from South Africa; June Job Numbers;Snowden Offered Asylum; Independence Day Celebrations

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    President Barack Obama returned to Washington this week completing a seven day trip to South Africa, ending his journey in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where he was joined by former President George Bush.  

     
  • A Case of You Review – A Cute Romantic Comedy in a 4G Social Media World

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    “A Case of You,” from Lagniappe Films and I’m So Sorry Productions, is a modern twist on the New York urban romance myth where boy meets girl, they connect, romance blossoms and love is created.

     
  • US, World Markets Stay Strong

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average had a strong week, surging, the market gained enough momentum to end the week on a respectable note, and once again close above the 17,000 point record set over one month ago.