Success of America’s economy depends on smart, safe reopening of our schools | Opinion – Commercial Appeal.

The opening of private and county schools is essential to the opening of the workplace and our economy. Few have recognized the critical importance of opening our county and private schools in the strategy to open our workforce and the economy. With children at home, parents cannot go to work. Without parents being in essential […]

The Science of Reopening Memphis : VIDEO

Coronavirus testing will be an essential part of the new normal | Opinion – Tennessean.

In the new normal there will be three types of people: COVID infected, COVID immune and COVID susceptible, and two types of tests used to classify us all. Based on our COVID status a person may be in isolation, able to do certain front-line jobs or be wearing a mask in public.   All this […]

Privatized contact tracing will help America safely reopen amid coronavirus pandemic | Opinion – Tennessean.

After implementing social distancing through a lockdown, but before deploying a vaccine, the single best tool we have to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is contact tracing.  Countries that have been successful outliers in halting the virus’s spread, like South Korea, have deployed contact tracing early and extensively. If we want to wisely reopen our state (and our […]

Is our preparation for the Coronavirus reasonable or irrational panic? – Commercial Appeal

With the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, spreading across the globe, we must stand on fact instead of panic. Often I wonder if we — and the stock markets — are overreacting to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, epidemic (not declared as a pandemic). Other infectious diseases like the flu and multi-drug-resistant organisms are present in our […]

When Hospitals Buy Doctor Practices – The New York Times

To the Editor:Your article reflects the changes occurring in the medical landscape in Memphis and Nashville. We believe that hospital-doctor consolidation is appropriate and inevitable, and can provide more seamless care, yet it must be done with caution. We need to have enhanced professionalism by doctors, reoriented cost-efficiency among hospital administrators, smarter oversight by the […]

Author Rushdie and Indian Ambassador Rao to headline India Summit | Emory University | Atlanta, GA

Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie and Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao are among the speakers at the third annualIndia Summit on March 2-3 at Emory University. Grounded in the cross-cutting theme of innovation, the summit features panels on medical tourism, technology and privacy, creativity and the arts, public health and international business opportunities […]

Obama talks about cheap healthcare in Mexico and India

A recent comment by President Obama has caused a stir in India. Below are some press clips. “My preference would be that you don’t have to travel to Mexico or India for cheap healthcare,” he said in response to a question about why US health insurance won’t cover medical expenses incurred abroad. So my question […]

Disease management program – a new strategy – Shelby Sun

Last Thursday I along with 20 other physicians met with Governor Bredeson for over an hour and a half. He was selling his TennCare reforms. Most of us listened. Some of us praised him. Some griped and others gave him new ideas, which he jotted down. Most obviously, Tenncare will undergo major structural changes by […]