“Don’t depend on anyone else to bring the coffee.”

“There’s nothing worse than starting the day at a meeting where they don’t provide coffee. It’s better to have two cups than none.” (A) When I returned to MBA/ MPH/MPA teaching five years ago, after a 40 year intermission, this was the first LESSON LEARNED I shared with each of my classes. Students had to

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“With little known about Zika virus, hospitals scramble to stay ahead.”

As many of you know I have been advocating (unsuccessfully) for the designation of Zika Regional Referral Centers (ZRRFs). Perhaps this article from STAT will convince policy makers that it is time to stage Zika hospital preparedness. With little known about Zika virus, hospitals scramble to stay ahead By Andrew Joseph  https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/17/hospitals-zika-virus-disease-birth-defects/ “The threat of

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“I got Zika. The US health care system had no idea what to do with me…”

CDC’s revised Zika Interim Response Plan (July) states:  ”Neither vaccines nor proven clinical treatments are expected to be available to treat or prevent virus infections before local transmission begins within CONUS or Hawaii.”; “Scientific understanding of Zika virus continues to evolve, and new characteristics of the virus and how it is spread may arise.” (A)

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