So, I’m sitting here, almost breathing normally. (Trust me, my normal breathing is when you feel you are struggling for breath.) Having escaped 14 months without a visit from Streptococcus pneumomiae, my “friend” came for an extended stay. Given the fact that I was born with a compromised respiratory system, such diseases are the norm.
It’s that time of year. The granting of the MacArthur awards and the Nobel Prizes. Which included 3 guys who were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for advancing the state of the art when it comes to circadian rhythms. And, the awardees didn’t devote their work solely to humans, but animals and plants, as well. (Amazingly, circadian rhythms affect disease susceptibility, growth rates- even the size of fruits that are grown.)
Here’s a contrarian view to what so many politicians want you to believe. We must provide a social safety net for the poor. We must find a way to educate parents – and to find a means to let them have enough time- in between their two and three shifts of (part-time work)- to spend “quality time” with their kids. We must fund early childhood education.