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Jul 31, 2020
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We’ve been talkingtoday about the idea of refusing to spend your stimulus check at the mall as a form of protest over irresponsible government spending, and using the money for something else. I’ve got a suggestion for another recipient: Interplast.
This group describesinjuries, scarring and deaths from burns as “the forgotten global health crisis.” In many poor countries, burns affect more people than AIDS, malaria, or tuberculosis. Those disfigured by burns are outcasts. The group provides free reconstructive surgeries. NPR recently reportedon increasing numbers of women in Sri Lanka killed or scarred by fire. Some burned themselves deliberately to escape abuse from their husbands or boyfriends. This problem hasn’t gotten much attention. There’s a photo gallery with the NPR site that shows why it deserves to.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

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Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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