Friday, January 29, 2021

Hsieh Forbes Column: Relaxing Regulations During A Pandemic

[Off topic] My latest Forbes piece is now out: "The Case For Relaxing Regulations During A Pandemic".

Reducing regulations can help during a pandemic. And also not during a pandemic.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Pfizer Vaccine!

Thank you, Pfizer and the Medical Center of Aurora! I'm grateful to all the hard-working scientists and researchers who developed this innovative product. Your ingenuity and efforts will help millions of people around the world.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Hsieh Forbes Column: Why I Wear A Mask

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "Why I Wear A Mask".

This is my response to a question I've frequently received from friends and readers.


 

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