Curious about many things, some of which I write about — usually health care, innovation, technology, or public policy. Never stop asking “why” or “why not”!

Raise your hand if you’ve gone out shopping for home COVID tests, only to find empty shelves and signs apologizing for the lack of availability. Raise your hand if you’ve been able to obtain one, but were surprised at its cost. …

Tincture may be (mostly) on a hiatus, but we highlight some non-Tincture COVID-19 and other interesting articles that founder Jordan Shlain and editor Kim Bellard thought you should see.

Jordan’s Takeaways

Sleep Science — What Salvatore Dali unlocked. Salvador Dali’s Creative Secret Is Backed by Science

Kim’s Takeaways

Pay. Attention. Hospitals Are in Serious Trouble

Shocking. They Were the Pandemic’s Perfect Victims

Face it, COVID isn’t going anywhere. A National Strategy for the “New Normal” of Life With COVID

My lungs are glad. New Omicron Studies Help Explain Why the Variant Is Mild but Spreads Fast

Science versus reality. Doctors have an arsenal of Covid-19 treatments, but setbacks and shortages are undercutting options

That’s not good. Omicron evades immunity better than Delta, Danish study finds

You might also be interested in this from Kim: The Simpsons Explain Healthcare

Homer Simpson Credit: Groening/Disney

Happy New Year! We’re starting 2022 full of hope and renewed optimism. Oh, wait; not so much. We’re not only still in a pandemic, the Omicron variant is the most infectious one yet. Daily cases are setting new records. Our hospitals are full again. Our beleaguered healthcare workers — the…

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Not familiar with Schumpeter’s gale? You may be more familiar with the term “creative destruction.” Schumpeter’s “gale of creative destruction” is the inevitable “process of industrial mutation that continuously revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.”

We need a Schumpeter’s gale…

Kim Bellard

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