Monday, November 30, 2020

Hsieh Forbes Column: "When The Doctor Becomes A Patient"

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "When The Doctor Becomes A Patient: My Thanks For US Health Care".

I offer some post-Thanksgiving gratitude for the many good things of the US health system that I experienced during my recent bout of septic olecranon bursitis.


 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hsieh Forbes Column: Three Covid-19 Success Stories

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "Three Covid-19 Success Stories".

We can learn from places and organizations that have been able to limit the spread of the virus.  

Of note: "[E]conomic self-interest dovetailed nicely with infection control for both Disney World and the NBA. Both organizations had strong economic reasons to make their endeavors successful for employees and customers alike."

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Hsieh Forbes Column: Could A ‘Morality Pill’ Help Stop The Covid-19 Pandemic?

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "Could A ‘Morality Pill’ Help Stop The Covid-19 Pandemic?"

I make the following three points in response to this speculative proposal:

1) The science is still quite dubious.

2) The concept of a “morality pill” is pretty controversial amongst ethicists.

3) Even if a “morality pill” were fully safe and effective, the ethics of any mandatory “morality pill” basically reduces to the already existing ethics over mandating people wear masks. 

For more details, read the full piece at "Could A ‘Morality Pill’ Help Stop The Covid-19 Pandemic?"

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hsieh Forbes Column: Delayed Cancer Care Due To Covid-19 Could Cost Thousands Of Lives

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "Delayed Cancer Care Due To Covid-19 Could Cost Thousands Of Lives".

I discuss the cost in lives due to the lockdowns, and how this illustrates Bastiat's principle of "the seen vs. the unseen". I also offer some practical suggestions for patients and for lawmakers.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Hsieh Forbes Column: 9 More Bizarre Consequences Of The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

My latest Forbes piece is out: "9 More Bizarre Consequences Of The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic".

My favorite:
A clever app developed by Japanese firm Yamaha allows fans to remotely cheer (or boo) players from home, played through the stadium speakers so that players can feel the energy of the online crowd.

The article wryly notes, “The app does not, as yet, allow fans to question the referee’s eyesight, or the eating habits of players who struggled to stay match-fit during the league’s virus-enforced break.”

Monday, April 20, 2020

Hsieh Forbes Column: Do Not Delay Urgent Medical Care Due To COVID-19

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "Do Not Delay Urgent Medical Care Due To The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic".

I'm glad to be able to discuss some practical information for patients, as well as to tie our current situation back to Bastiat's famous principle of "the seen vs. the unseen."