Laurie Garrett quotes

  • Let's pretend there's a pandemic. Let's everybody run around and play your role. Main result is that there is tremendous confusion. ... Nobody knows who's in charge. Nobody knows the chain of command.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Running #Motivation #Inspiration

  • At no time in history have we succeeded in making, in a timely fashion, a specific vaccine for more than 260 million people.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Fashion #Vaccines #People

  • In all, 86 per cent of the increased life expectancy was due to decreases in infectious diseases. And the bulk of the decline in infectious disease deaths occurred prior to the age of antibiotics. Less than 4 per cent of the total improvement in life expectancy since 1700s can be credited to twentieth-century advances in medical care.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Age #Care #Disease

  • [W]hat suffers in the atmosphere of immediacy is analysis. What suffers in this search for speed is depth. The media in the wealthy world are becoming increasingly simplistic, superficial, and celebrity-focused.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Media #Atmosphere #Suffering

  • Ebola haunted Zaire because of corruption and political repression. The virus had no secret powers, nor was it unusually contagious. For centuries Ebola had lurked in the jungles of central Africa. Its emergence into human populations required the special assistance of humanity's greatest vices : greed, corruption, arrogance, tyranny, and callousness.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Ebola #Greed #Political

  • Without equity, pandemic battles will fail. Viruses will simply recirculate, and perhaps undergo mutations or changes that render vaccines useless, passing through the unprotected populations of the planet.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Vaccines #Battle #Pandemics

  • All too many journalists seem to mistake scandal mongering for tenacious investigation, and far too many aspire to make themselves the story.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Mistake #Scandal #Stories

  • It would be easy to descend into despair, not only about the state of journalism, but the future of American democracy. But giving up is not an option. There is too much at stake.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Giving Up #Despair #Democracy

  • All across America news organizations have been devoured by massive corporations, and allegiance to stockholders, the drive for higher share prices, and push for larger dividend returns trumps everything that the grunts in the newsrooms consider their missions.
    -- Laurie Garrett

    #Organization #America #Corporations

  • More people die on a per mile basis from drunk walking than from drunk driving.

  • The last chapter in any successful genocide is the one in which the oppressor can remove their hands and say, 'My God, what are these people doing to themselves? They're killing each other. They're killing themselves while we watch them die.' This is how we came to own these United States. This is the legacy of manifest destiny.

  • Whereas the average individuals "often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are," self-actualizing individuals have "superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general."

  • No star is lost once we have seen, We always may be what we might have been.

  • They say before you make something happen you have to see it yourself. I have been seeing it for a long time and I am living my dream.

  • I am the biggest face of boxing right now. That's how I feel. I am the greatest of this era.

  • Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.

  • Chop your own path. Get off the car track

  • You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

  • Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite

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