Just finished reading “The Great Influenza” by John Barry. “In 1918 the world population was 1.8 billion, and the pandemic killed 50-100 million people. Today the world population is 7.6 billion. A comparable death toll today would range from 150-425 million.” Sobering. As COVID-19 starts to come under control we must prepare for the next…

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Recently it was reported by  Newsweek that Dr. Fauci supported research at the Wuhan lab, the purported source of the virus. The experimental work engineered and manipulated the bat virus so it could infect humans. It is right out of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, except much more deadly.           The Frankenstein monster was a one trick…

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Olafkroneman.com Published by drkroneman@yahoo.com · March 22 at 6:01 PM ·  Early during my career, an older physician said, “What’s the first thing your patients will say when you’re dead?“Don’t know,” I said.“They’ll ask who’s taking his calls?”His cynical comments were disturbing but indelible.During this #coronavirus thing, my patients have been calling the office, calling my home and cell phone. Asking…

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We had a meeting with medical directors at noon today. We were concerned about how much of a physical exam we should perform in order to keep us safe and meet federal regulations. We decided to limit it to what the clinical situation mandated, nothing more.Later, I saw a nurse’s aide give a sponge bath…

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Background Checks In the summer, after my first year of medical school, I was a research assistant in a physiology lab. Anesthetized dogs were used to study the circulation in animals experimentally exposed to shock. The dogs were euthanized after the operations. I was conflicted but was told that the dogs used in the studies…

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“Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” James Baldwin

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Green Hills Literary Lantern A conference call: “I can’t believe he’s gonna marry the little witch,” Max said. “Witch?” Jennifer asked. “Don’t you mean bitch?” “I hate that word,” Max said. “A woman should never use it, no one should ever use it.” “There are worse things you can be called,” Tiffany said. “The new one…

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CBS News Special Report: We interrupt the Detroit Tigers baseball game to bring you this news bulletin. The news rarely interrupted TV programs, and when it did, something bad had happened. That’s how he’d learned of the Cuban Missile Crisis; the sinking of the Navy submarine Thresher; the construction of the Berlin Wall; the murder of…

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My novel Detroit Heroic is going through its final edits. It won’t be long. You can read the first chapter HERE.

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everyone loves the foodman by olaf kroneman

I feed the starving. I feed the dying. I’m no Mother Teresa, but the act of feeding the unfortunates who can’t eat appeals to me. How could you not like the person who feeds you? You don’t bite the hand. I feed people, patients, whose stomachs are diseased or destroyed; destroyed by rare diseases, infections,…

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