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#Read this new #Report while there’s still time to act!…

“US-#China Competition Enters the Decade of Max Danger: #Policy Ideas to Avoid Losing the 2020s”

My latest with Gabe Collins @BakerInstitute!

As #PRC/#CCP power peaks over this decade, #Xi may seek #Taiwan as historic prize.

To protect their security & rules-based order, US/Allies must mobilize immediately to deter aggression.

The mission is vital, the stakes are high, & the clock is ticking. Image
US/Allies/#Taiwan now face “#DecadeOfDanger” w/ peaking #Xi/#CCP/#PRC as #China has extreme version of “S-Curved #slowdown.”

Xi’s risk acceptance will likely be amplified by his track record of largely-uncountered revisionist actions vs. neighbors & RBO.…
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Performance status in cancer isn’t broken, but is it time for an upgrade? Check out our commentary with @ElisabethEdvar2 Guro Stene and Lee Jones in @ASCO_pubs on different tools to assess PS… THREAD
1948: Karnofsky et al used 3 criteria to evaluate nitrogen mustard efficacy: objective (decrease in lesion size), subjective (patient reported symptoms), and PS (i.e., patients’ ability to participate in activities of daily life) /2
Evaluation of PS was standardized using a physician rated scale, now known as Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), ranging from 0 (dead) to 100 (well-functioning) with 10-point increments /3
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1/ How will our patients with #cognitiveimpairment keep #masks on and/or abide by #socialdistancing rules as stay at home orders are relaxed in the coming year.

#COVID has had me concerned for #socialisolation of my #geriatric patients, but I hadn't had time to think about
2/ the #consequences of the #pandemic on them in regards to the further #isolation that will occur

Today I had a visit w/ an incredible #dementia caregiver, truly a #superwoman. She was tearful sharing her concern about
3/how #socialisolation will continue for her and her husband much longer given he is unable to tolerate a mask on and/or abide by #socialdistancing rules.

I felt ashamed that I hadn't thought about this until now. I didn't have a solution for her and felt horrible.
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