Saturday, June 27, 2015
Get it while you can
Specifically, I'm heading to Miami Beach today for the international conference on anti-retroviral adherence. If you've been here before, you know that it's critical for people with HIV to take their pills regularly, so that they will have suppressed viral loads, won't get sick, and won't be infectious. But that can be surprisingly challenging, for many reasons. I'll have more to say about that and give some updates from the conference.
The title of this post refers to the doom facing Miami Beach, which will be pretty much uninhabitable in about 25 years, with continual flooding and loss of access to fresh water as the sea infiltrates the Florida groundwater. By the end of the century, if we continue business as usual, it will be seafloor. With hotels sticking out.
This has been an incredible week for social policy in the U.S., and there are certainly hopeful signs there. But that isn't what the Koch brothers care about the most, and on fossil fuels, we haven't made an inch of progress in this country. The deniers are still in charge of the Congress and the corporate media still complacent. This is what will matter most in November, 2016.