Japanthanks.com August 8, Olympics Closing Ceremony - Why Bach Can't lose by announcing suspension of summer olympics until covid slayed

Thursday, April 28, 2022

problems with food

 https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240046085 Spilt Milk

Attenborough climate programme explains over quarter of emissions caused by agriculture - 3 tips to rich countries; end wasting food; stop air freighting food ; reduce red meat (big on methane)

Saturday, April 23, 2022

out of wash dc chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk writes: 

health is one of 4 most valuable collaboration goals humans will ever face - help us catalogue the most important case debates that 20s students can engage in - example 1 what do americans think of this? 

HumanityCorp from HC on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

 Thursday, April 7

Boston, MA – A team led by the Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center has launched Cancer FactFinder (https://cancerfactfinder.org/), a new website that provides accurate and reliable information about what does and does not cause cancer. For each topic on the website, the team, which includes scientific experts and community members, reviewed and summarized the best scientific, evidence-based information available. The team will continuously update website with new topics and additional information to existing topics.

For each of the more than 60 topics on the website, such as “Red Meat,” “Stress,” “Hormone Replacement Therapy,” or “Radon,”

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Q&A on health services that value 8 billion humans

 q1 why and when did media alumni of von neumann's Q 100 times more tech prioritise apps to health service 

Shot answer look at this Economist survey in 1984 written by dad in parallel to our 1984 book 2025 report prioritising every exponential challenge of millennials as sustainability genmeration

longer answer:

Having survived his last days as a teen allied bomber command burma, my father did not want anyone kids to go through wars again-; he enjoyed 4 extraordinary journalism scoops 1945-1955:

At cambridge keynes explianed increasing futures are designed by the handful of economists who scribblings become legislation; dad went to wrk at the economist where editor Geoffrey Crowther (who had also edited the 9143 cenetenary autobio of The Economits0 explained the newspapers was founded round questioning 3 stories - how to end poverty; how to end hunger; what was next big change that needed to be massively innovated for good to prevent doing harm; the economist send dad to new yrok for a year 1951 where he heard of the next big chnage from von neumann : ask leaders what they'll do with 100 times more etch every decade 1955 to 2025. In 1955 dad was the only journalist at Messina birtj of Europena Union

Florenec Nightinglae was onloy the most memorable of many stories dad used to tell on how heatly societies inter-generate string economies not vice versa. The data has been proven and over where the elast developed nations increase life expectancy from 40s to 60s. Thing about how 20 yeras of extra productiuve life chnages how much a society is p0reopared to spend time on education

So if much more tech was to compound valuable purpose understanding how it made last mile health better coulld be make o9r break. There wre other mathematical reasons to- the maths of chaos theory explains the more worldwide conbnecetd we are the more we need ai of pandemic prevention. With von neumann's family we are currently piloting AI Hall of Fame- which tech geniii do which places most want their youth to linkin? Seraching for AI Hall of Fame Health is an absolute priority of all the families that have done bigraphies of von neumann or indeed of the scottish entereprenurial school of economist which started with Adam Smith and continued with anyone who has enjoyed The Economist's surveys of Entrepreneurial Revolution  . There is an awkward footnote- in year 17 of James Wilso dbeating with queen voictoria how to go beyond dismal empire she sent him to calcutta to charter a cank by and for the people sof india. There he dfied of diarrhea- it took another 110 years for vilage Asian women to discover diarrhea can be cured by mixing boiled water sugar and salt in exatct proprtions. From 1970 this life saving cure became the most important educational practice across a billion women- wherever vilage mothers across teh asian tropics knew of oral rehydration life exopectancy peapt forwards   

q2 why does usa spend over 3 times more of health than most people but have the worst performance on covid deaths?
loving fanily communities dont need to spend much on adversiting for good solutions to replicatr wherever people like mothers app oir network- i hope to see the day when men value last mile heatly collaboration as much as women but while women have a c;ser relations to mother nature than males it seems obvious that covid-era america will become a case study of the worst that advertising can do to health of all
over decades i have come across // questions- so in poland soon after the country freed itself from ussr i was asked where ere the bbc's lbraries that nurses can economically learn how to do operation from - young people couldnt beleive the the bc world service spent so much on enetrtaimn ment but so little on helping train nusres; ironically the same question rose at the bbc conberage of the london olympics - the opening ceremeony celebrate britain's 2 greatest invesntions nursing and learning versions of the worldwide web -after 1 hoiur covering that stiry the bbc didnt change its total blindness to  nursing and coding in spite of having just transmitted the message to bilions of people- its very peculaira because the bbc has had more invetsed in it by the peopel (not by government, not by comerce) than any broiadcasr=t media but it seemns to have been behind the curve on every area of sustainability braidcasting - even its voice is now quite loud on nature/climate it tooh far too long to encoureage its nature braidcasters - see david attenborough testimony on that

q3 how did the lowest cost last mile health service raise life expectancy by 25 years and what can be learnt next wherever younger half of world wants to sustain health and safety- have a look at economiswomen.com - it tooks us 12 yeras of visists to south asia to note half a cenbtury of advanaces on last mile vilage health care focus on maternal and infant services; interesting at MIT we met a nigerain female graduate who has innovated that country's first flying docctor service and nw she knows costs of both basic and hi-cost health delivery her reports on designing healkth services for Afdricans are as ggoid as we have seen (by the way the professor who designed enetrepeneur competitions across the whole of MIT also applauded Ola 

last mile health depends on the smilplest parctices being colaboratively shared nit costly media or ambulance chasing lawyers - my uncle QC David Kemp once got Britain's Lord Chancellor fired but misinforming the peoples on such costs 


Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer

World-renowned infectious disease doctor, anthropologist, global health advocate, and author leaves large legacy

Posted on Feb 21, 2022

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Dr Paul Farmer
Dr. Paul Farmer helped found Partners In Health, which now collaborates with governments across 12 countries to bring quality health care to those most in need. Photo by John Ra / Partners In Health

Partners In Health announced that its founder, Dr. Paul Farmer, unexpectedly passed away today in Rwanda from an acute cardiac event while he was sleeping. 

Dr. Farmer was 62 years old. He is survived by his wife, Didi Bertrand Farmer, and their three children.

Partners In Health CEO Dr. Sheila Davis released the following statement:

“Paul Farmer’s loss is devastating, but his vision for the world will live on through Partners in Health. Paul taught all those around him the power of accompaniment, love for one another, and solidarity. Our deepest sympathies are with his family.”

About Dr. Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., was Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health. 

Dr. Farmer and his colleagues pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings. He wrote extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. Dr. Farmer was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, from which he was the recipient of the 2018 Public Welfare Medal.

He authored multiple books, including: In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo GutiĆ©rrezReimagining Global Health: An Introduction, and To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation. His most recent book was released in November 2020: Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

 Shocked/sad to hear of death of paul farmer- one of the heroes I will never forget 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

will future of us health look like this?

Rebuilding Public Health

To cope with pandemic, and eventually, endemic SARS-CoV-2 and to respond to future public health threats requires deploying real-time information systems, a public health implementation workforce, flexible health systems, trust in government and public health institutions, and belief in the value of collective action for public good.7,8

First, the US needs a comprehensive, digital, real-time, integrated data infrastructure for public health. As Omicron has reemphasized, the US is operating with imprecise estimates of disease spread, limited genomic surveillance, projections based on select reporting sites, and data from other countries that may not be generalizable. These shortcomings are threatening lives and societal function.

The US must establish a modern data infrastructure that includes real-time electronic collection of comprehensive information on respiratory viral infections, hospitalizations, deaths, disease-specific outcomes, and immunizations merged with sociodemographic and other relevant variables. The public health data infrastructure should integrate data from local, state, and national public health units, health care systems, public and commercial laboratories, and academic and research institutions. Using modern technology and analytics, it is also essential to merge nontraditional environmental (air, wastewater) surveillance data, including genomic data, with traditional clinical and epidemiological data to track outbreaks and target containment.

Second, the US needs a permanent public health implementation workforce that has the flexibility and surge capacity to manage persistent problems while simultaneously responding to emergencies. Data collection, analysis, and technical support are necessary, but it takes people to respond to crises. This implementation workforce should include a public health agency–based community health worker system and expanded school nurse system.

A system of community public health workers could augment the health care system by testing and vaccinating for SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory infections; ensuring adherence to ongoing treatment for tuberculosis, HIV, diabetes, and other chronic conditions; providing health screening and support to pregnant individuals and new parents and their newborns; and delivering various other public health services to vulnerable or homebound populations.

School nurses need to be empowered to address the large unmet public health needs of children and adolescents. As polio vaccination campaigns showed, school health programs are an efficient and effective way to care for children, including preventing and treating mild asthma exacerbations (often caused by viral respiratory infections), ensuring vaccination as a condition for attendance, and addressing adolescents’ mental and sexual health needs. School clinics must be adequately staffed and funded as an essential component of the nation’s public health infrastructure.

Third, because respiratory infections ebb and flow, institutionalizing telemedicine waivers, licensure to practice and enable billing across state lines, and other measures that allow the flow of medical services to severely affected regions should be a priority.

Fourth, it is essential to rebuild trust in public health institutions and a belief in collective action in service of public health.7 Communities with higher levels of trust and reciprocity, such as Denmark, have experienced lower rates of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.7 Improving public health data systems and delivering a diverse public health workforce that can respond in real time in communities will be important steps toward building that trust more widely.