Daily Archives: November 20, 2020

The Pandemic in Uniform

On March 29, 2020, Capt. Brett Crozier sent an email to three admirals with authority over him and copied it to a handful of Navy captains. Crozier was the skipper commanding the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt, deployed in the West Pacific at the time as part of the U.S. Seventh Fleet. The email detailed the…

Designing Spaces Around Diseases

At a TED talk in 2016, Michael Murphy, founding principal and executive director of MASS design group, described a hospital in Tugela Ferry, South Africa in which a person could walk-in with a broken leg and leave with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis [3]. This hospital became the center of a tuberculosis outbreak. Why? Unventilated…

Time to Vaccinate

The United States leads the world in medical research and healthcare spending. In 2005, President George W. Bush announced a detailed and comprehensive plan written by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent and respond to infectious diseases at the state and federal levels….

The Pandemic Phenomenon

We are currently in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are faced with an extreme amount of uncertainty. Every day, we hope for the return to normalcy. We wish that life would just return to the way it was. We want this to end. Unless we change the way we interact with the environment,…

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