The New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. According to Wikipedia “It is among the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals as well as the oldest continuously published one.” During the past six months the COVID19 pandemic was naturally a matter of the journal’s coverage, however it was not until this week that the policies of our current administration were seriously condemned. The opinion piece Dying in a Leadership Vacuum was a collaborative efforts by the current editors. It states categorically that changes regarding prevention must be made.
|“The United States came into this crisis with enormous advantages. Along with tremendous manufacturing capacity, we have a biomedical research system that is the envy of the world. We have enormous expertise in public health, health policy, and basic biology and have consistently been able to turn that expertise into new therapies and preventive measures. And much of that national expertise resides in government institutions. Yet our leaders have largely chosen to ignore and even denigrate experts.”|
|“… But this election gives us the power to render judgment. Reasonable people will certainly disagree about the many political positions taken by candidates. But truth is neither liberal nor conservative. When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent. We should not abet them and enable the deaths of thousands more Americans by allowing them to keep their jobs.”|
Clearly we cannot continue to live with this virus killing almost thousand American citizens a day and no end in sight. At a time when one political party has log-jammed the system, we must VOTE for candidates who value human life and can navigate this catastrophe. The stand taken by current editors of NEJM continues the medical tradition established by John Collins Warren, their first editor-in-chief. Medicine is based upon pure science and human compassion.
The Dayology Report
#77 SAT LEO
John Collins Warren
John Collins Warren was born on a Saturday in the zodiac sign of Leo. This makes Saturn the ruler of his INNER Self and gives the Sun the rulership of his OUTER Self. As a INNER ruler Saturn is deeply serious but only bestows its gifts upon those who possess steadiness. Otherwise it is Saturn’s job to provide the hard lessons that will develop this quality. Astrologically the Sun as an OUTER Ruler gives great confidence and vitality. It for these two reasons that many Sun Types are drawn to the role of Physician or Healer in its many forms. The #77 Dayology Signature creates a wide range of well-meaning and hard-working individuals.
If we don’t happen to have an astrological bookshelf, tying up all the Dayology influences takes some effort. Sometimes we have to poke through the electronic resources that are available to us. In this case when we consult look up the date of Dr. Warren’s birth in an online ephemeris we find that the doctor’s INNER Ruler, Saturn, is located in the zodiac sign of Virgo. This means that spiritual purpose of this life is deep but works through the Virgo/Mercurial detailed procedures of improving matters. Doctor Warren decided to upgrade the practice of medicine through the development of this important medical journal. Another critical point made by Dayology is that the thoughts, actions and creations of individuals are colored by the energies of their Dayology signatures and can persist for hundreds, even thousands of years after their deaths.
By the way The New England Journal of Medicine has been published every Wednesday since 1812. As you might recall Wednesday is ruled by Mercury, the Roman God who wore a winged cap and sandals, It was his role as a messenger to fly from place to place. He carried the wondrous Caduceus, which is currently the symbol of the medical field.