ABC Coverage of strained hospital resources in East Texas, USA. Reported on August 11th 2021.

The pandemic is not over in the US, and it is much further from being over for the rest of the world. There are signals that parts of the US are in for another tough winter. The spikes in unvaccinated areas are particularly alarming; Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Florida are notable states where resources are beginning to thin.

TIGHT RESOURCES: The argument for using noninvasive high flow devices as a frontline therapy has gotten much clearer in the past year, particularly in areas with tight resources. High flow devices tend to be cheaper, use less resources, and are more flexible…


I want to talk at a high level about what boards do before pointing out a potentially unexplained relationship between ProPublica’s authors and an outgoing Hershey Trust board member’s attempt to retain power.

Screengrab from ProPublica

I always struggle with keeping my mouth shut when the press gets it wrong about Milton Hershey; I always remind myself of what it was like as a student in these very public discussions, and I remember how we were used as mere talking points for others political agendas. …


Maskless students at Christian Unified East elementary school in El Cajon were divided by plexiglass on desks in August. California used to allow students in grades 2 and under to not wear masks and it did not enforce a minimum distance requirement. Now California is requiring six feet between student chairs and is mandating that students of all grade levels in public and private schools wear masks. (Photo and Caption: Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego schools and universities should remain closed to students and staff until our vaccination rates are high enough, we have the right support for schools to reopen tackling the airborne nature of the COVID-19, or both.

COVID-19 Spread By Students, and Air

Schools and universities that reopened last fall turned their counties into hotspots throughout the nation. We’ve lived with COVID-19 for nearly a year now; we continue to make the wrong choices and are shocked when we’re faced with the consequences of them. …


As an alumnus of the Milton Hershey School (Class of 2006) I am very proud and inspired by the news that they intend to enter into early childhood education space.

Class of 2006 was the second class to participate in an experimental summer college course program for rising juniors. Photo taken Summer 2005.

The Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a unique institution as it is both the wealthiest K-12 institution in the world and has a mandate to only serve children with the least meansfor free. While the adjective describing students with the “least means” has changed over the years our situation has not. When I was a student at MHS we went by ‘at-risk’ but we have also gone by…


In the past ten years, I paid nearly triple for loans I took out in undergrad.

Drexel University via Drexel University Library Roof, October 22nd 2008
  • I took out two loans at 13.5% & 11.5% totaling 23K as a junior and ended up paying 64,305.23 for them over the span of a decade.
  • My loans were not covered by the CARES act, it just opened an opportunity to pay them off. If it were not for the CARES act I would have paid 86,765.75.
  • I would have been rejected for PSLF even though I have worked for eligible nonprofits for the past decade.
  • In my 32 years on this earth…


It has to be said: Kamala Harris is not going to stand in the way of criminal justice reform.

“America’s sidewalks are stained with Black blood. In the wake of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s murders, we must ask ourselves: how many more times must our families and our communities be put through the trauma of an unarmed Black man or woman’s killing at the hands of the very police who are sworn to protect and serve them?” — Kamala Harris

If you are like me, you too have seen many conflicting messages regarding Kamala Harris during this election cycle…


The novel coronavirus pandemic has upended every aspect of life for Americans. Schools were not immune to this disruption and many face dire choices for reopening this fall. San Diego Unified School District’s choice to remain closed is the right choice as no school in the US should reopen until the pandemic is under control nationwide.

Evolution of the 2020 Pandemic in the United States

Without clear federal leadership, states have had different responses and reopening plans. The beginning of the pandemic in Spring 2020 was centered around an outbreak in New York City. Those who were spreading the virus…

Jamison Langguth

Drexel Psychology 2010, Penn Ed Policy 2015, Harvard Health Management 2018, Yale Blavatnik Fellow 2020

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