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Opinion: Children again torn from parents

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Jack Mayer



This week’s Community Forum is by Jack Mayer, M.D., M.P.H., a Vermont primary care pediatrician and the author of “Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project” and “Before The Court Of Heaven.”

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Letter to the editor: Nation needs sensible gun control

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Jack Mayer



In the 1980s when the threat of nuclear war caused great anxiety about our children’s safety, even survival, I remember a cartoon that is applicable to our epidemic of school shootings.

Panel 1: A father asking his child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Panel 2: Child responding, “Alive — if it’s not too much trouble.”

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Letter to the Editor: Reconsideration in order at Middlebury College

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Jack Mayer



I have a simple question for everyone involved regarding the Middlebury/Charles Murray controversy. If you could have a “do-over,” what would you do differently?

Jack Mayer

Middlebury

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Community Forum: Time to rally against hate, intolerance

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Jack Mayer



This week’s writer is Jack Mayer, a Middlebury resident, pediatrician and author.

Our community, and indeed, our nation, has been shocked out of complacency recently by hate crimes and expressions of extreme racism, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, misogyny and anti-immigrant sentiments. We are all called upon to be “Upstanders” and not bystanders.

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Opinion: Slashing health insurance cost pays for single-payer

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Jack Mayer



As a physician for over 40 years, I share the frustration of my colleagues with the waste and bureaucracy associated with the health insurance industry. They provide no value to my patients and create expense (more than 30 percent of health care dollars). Most physicians in the U.S. favor a single-payer system that eliminates health insurance interference with our care.

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Opinion: Many factors influence children's mental development

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By Jack Mayer



Early childhood education is essential for giving kids the good start they need to be successful. Eighty percent of a child’s brain has developed in the first three years, 90 percent by age five.

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