Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Judge Rules On Doctor Who Lacks Computer Skills; Man Denied Pilot's License For HIV Status; Ghana's New President On Gay Sex

Judge Rules On doctor Who Lacks Computer Skills

I'm not surprised by this one in the least. I know a few older people who are completely computer illiterate and they don't seem to care in the least. And that's a shame, because I don't think age has anything to do with using a computer. My own mother who had just turned 80 when she passed away in 2015 had great computer skills, and only read e-books that she ordered online, all by herself, on her iPad or iPhone. She also had a laptop and she went to the Apple store for classes every week to get better skills. So I don't believe age has anything to do with it. There's no good excuse. It's simply a matter of choice, and choosing not to learn computer skills is a choice that some people make.

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire judge has upheld his decision to deny an 84-year-old doctor’s request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer.
The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka’s record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. It said her limited computer skills prevent her from using the state’s mandatory electronic drug monitoring program, which requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses.
You can read more here. Unfortunately, the people who don't have computer skills and should be reading this article will never even know about it because they're depending on TV news and they're missing out on all kinds of information.

Man Denied Pilot's License For HIV Status

An anonymous British man was allegedly denied a pilot's license because he's HIV positive. Evidently, it's because of European regulations that include more than one diagnosis.

When it comes to getting a CAA medical certificate, having Type 1 Diabetes or having undergone an organ transplant are also considered restrictions. Any already-working pilot diagnosed with HIV would inexplicably only be allowed to be a co-pilot.

Ghana's New President On Gay Sex
This is interesting. The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, is considering decriminalizing gay sex. As it stands now, someone in Ghana can get up to 3 years in prison if found guilty of engaging in gay sex. 
When asked why homosexuality is still illegal, the president said Ghana is not ready yet to move onto these ‘social and cultural issues’.
‘I think it is something that is bound to happen,’ he added.
You can read more here. I hate to sound impatient, with all due respect, but let's get this show on the road, Mr. President. We're talking about gay people and their lives.

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