Friday, April 24, 2020

Healthcare and Economics Professionals to Discuss ‘Coronavirus: Myths and Realities’

On Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, a panel of healthcare and economics professionals will discuss the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic in an online symposium titled, “Coronavirus: Myths and Realities.”

The talk will be delivered remotely using WebEx Events, sponsored by Ramapo College’s Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise.

The link to view the symposium is here:
Meeting number is 612 521 959
Password is qpZ7ksCmp64
Ramapo College Professor of Finance Murray Sabrin will moderate the event.

I will be participating along with:
ALIETA ECK, M.D., studied internal medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., and has been in private practice with her husband Dr. John Eck since 1988. In 2003, she and her husband founded the Zarephath Health Center, a non-government free clinic that serves approximately 300 poor and uninsured patients per month, utilizing donated services of volunteer physicians and nurses.
TODD A. EDELSON is a physical therapist who is considered a leader in the clinical use and teaching of the McKenzie Method of physical therapy in the United States. He holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from Massachusetts General’s Institute for Health professionals and has been on the faculty of the New Zealand-based McKenzie Institute since 1999.
GLENN B. GERO is a board-certified naturopathic practitioner with a doctorate in nutrition, an MBA and master’s degree in botanical medicine. He has completed extensive post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School including training at the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Institute of Lifestyle medicine and the Herbert Benson Institute of Mind Body Medicine.
ALEXANDER OLBRECHT, Ramapo College professor of economics, teaches health economics curriculum and is the executive director of the Eastern Economics Association based at Ramapo College.  His research has appeared in The Journal of Human ResourcesContemporary Economic PolicyEconomics of Education Review, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, among others.


  1. Interesting webinar AGRICULTURE: COVID-19's Impacts on U.S. Food and Agriculture Webinar

    Jayson Lusk, head of the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics: “eggs destined for restaurants are shipped ‘on big pallets,’ and are not in the typical cartons people are used to seeing in the grocery store.”

    “This is just one example of how complex the food system is and how the C-19 pandemic is impacting the supply chain. Most companies can accommodate a gradual shift, but when you try to shift the entire system overnight, it becomes almost impossible.”

    And very costly. The massive uncertainty caused by tyranny makes it impossible to even have an entrepreneurial inkling as to how to proceed.

  2. Good luck Robert. Give 'em hell!

    btw, check out these great healthcare professionals out of Bakersfield. Common sense all around. Two parts. The first is a bit lengthy:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Here are some excellent tidbits:
    "We're not wearing masks. Why is that? Because we understand microbiology, we understand immunology, and we want strong immune systems. I don't want to hide in my home, develop a weak immune system, and then come out and get disease"

    "Are you smart enough to know what's safe for you or is the government going to tell you what's safe for you. As soon as they use the word safe, that means 'control'..
    "They are using this to see how much of your freedom can they take from you. And will you rollover and stay in your house. And it's working"

    "When you're a little child crawling on the ground, putting stuff in your mouth, viruses and bacteria come in. You form an antigen antibody complex, you form IGG, IGM... this is how your immune system is built. You don't take a small child, put them in bubble wrap in a room and say "go have a healthy immune system"