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12 05, 2021

Zurich Children’s Hospital: A World Class Wonder In Addressing Pediatric Brain Tumours: Raymond Rupert

2021-05-12T10:18:38-04:00May 12, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Recently, I spent an hour on a zoom call hosted by Zurich Children's Hospital. What they have accomplished is world class.     The Zurich Children's Hospital has great clarity and focus plus the committed and competent leadership to implement the mission which is to find a cure for pediatric ...

7 05, 2021

Our Genome Can Tell Us Who Is Likely To Die Of COVID? Raymond Rupert

2021-05-07T10:36:39-04:00May 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Just spoke to a highly intelligent psychologist who told me that he is fit and healthy and does not need the COVID vaccine. Then I told him that I could predict if he will die of COVID by examining his genome. It seems that those who get very sick and ...

10 03, 2021

The Insanity Of US Hospital Pricing And How RCM Discounts These Bills: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-10T20:01:19-05:00March 10, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

US hospital pricing is described by some as being insane, arcane, unknowable, chaotic, irrational and bizarre. Here is an example from the WSJ. RCM Health Consultancy has worked with individuals, companies and insurers to achieve dramatic discounts on hospital bills in the USA, Canada and globally. Here is case study ...

9 03, 2021

Kate Bingham Is A UK Vaccine All Star: How She Succeeded Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-09T10:38:30-05:00March 9, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Source: The Business Insider, The Times. In the scramble for COVID-19 vaccines, the UK emerged in November as the first country to offer a shot outside of clinical trials — and one woman bears the credit. Kate Bingham put her role as a life-sciences venture capitalist on hold last July ...

7 03, 2021

I Got Vaccinated But My COVID Test Was Positive? what’s up? Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-07T20:32:23-05:00March 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We got a call from one of our corporate clients. An employee's wife had received her COVID vaccine ( both shots) in January 2021. She is a healthcare worker. Her two year old son got the sniffles. She was concerned. She took her son for his COVID test. She also ...

7 03, 2021

Being Overly Confident But Very Incompetent: Dunning-Kruger Effect. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-03-07T11:46:46-05:00March 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Just reading Adam Grant's excellent book- Think Again. He has a section that looks at confidence and incompetence. There is a principal called the Dunning-Kruger effect in which a person who is incompetent is overly confident. These persons are so incompetent that they do not recognize their own incompetence. And ...

28 02, 2021

Government Calls Out For Midwives & Other Volunteers For Vaccine Injections: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-02-28T20:14:17-05:00February 28, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today, the government asked for midwives and retired nurses to volunteer to give COVID vaccine injections. I am trying to understand the logic of his request. There are about 80,000 doctors who are available and who have medical records on their patients. Doctor's offices have fridges. They have systems for ...

28 02, 2021

The Brain Is An Electrical Device Just Like A Toaster: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-02-28T10:54:02-05:00February 28, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The brain is an electrical device.  Just like your toaster. Lots of millivolts zipping and zapping from one neuron to the next neuron. So can we, the medical doctors and medical researchers, figure out how to use electricity to tune up the brain? That's the BIG QUESTION.   But the brain ...

24 02, 2021

Social Injustice In More Than Healthcare: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-02-24T13:59:29-05:00February 24, 2021|

The last twelve months brought into sharper focus the imbalanced impact of social injustices on all scales, including systemic racism, economic inequality, workers’ rights issues, and health disparities, as well as global assaults on democratic principles and institutions. And it spotlighted an even greater need for social innovation leaders to ...

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