We shall not cease from exploration…And the end of all our exploring…will be to arrive where we started…and know the place for the first time. TS Eliot

Reflections On Accepting the UCSF School of Medicine Alumni Of The Year Award 2021


Legal Legacy of Harm to the Hunters Point Community

“We are fighting this toxic genocide all the way to the top of the government ladder.” Attorney for Plaintiffs — Charles A. Bonner & A. Cabral Bonner, The Hunters Point Community Lawsuit

“On behalf of named plaintiffs and thousands of other victims to be named including residents, deceased family members and unborn children,” renown civil rights attorneys Bonner & Bonner filed a $27 billion lawsuit — on May 1, 2018 — for damages arising from “generational threats of cancer and other incurable illnesses attributed to the documented fraud perpetrated by US Navy contractor Tetra Tech in assuring Hunters Point residents and the City of San Francisco that the radiation contaminated land at the Hunters Point shipyard had been cleaned.”

In that historic filing…


Motion Sensing Floodlight Cameras — Security, Surveillance…and High Tech Stalking!

Ring motion sensing flood light cameras are turning safe neighborhoods into surveillance networks — Image credit: Glenn Harvey

The new frontier of privacy war is being waged around the complex legal and regulatory issues stemming from the “terrifically addictive and widely engaging hodgepodge of voyeurism, suspicion and unease” generated by the rising use of motion activated floodlight cameras and neighborhood security apps. Amazon touts it’s $1.2 billion investment in Ring camera technology as the “Evolution of Outdoor Security.”


This is an important statement for all of humanity.! We are trending globally towards multiracial societies particularly populations living in the worlds seaport cities. We all have to accept the fact that the human genome is more the same than different and we all share a basic genetic code. My family lineage includes Louisiana Choctaw from my maternal grandfather and my paternal grandfather could pass for white. I recently completed a survey that asked me to identify my race. I check African American and OTHER!


Medical Malpractice and Lack of Professional Courtesy are Central to the Death of Dr. Susan Moore

Dr. Susan Moore died of COVID-19 two weeks after documenting the substandard care she had received during an emergency visit she was discharged from, despite presenting with multiple signs, symptoms and risk factors for severe rapidly evolving COVID-19 pulmonary disease. Dr. Moore is a physician who cared for a 19 year old son and parents who suffer from dementia.

There has been an enormous outpouring of empathy generated by the fully preventable, untimely and iconic death of Dr. Susan Moore. Her death ignited a “lightning rod” of debate about well known and well documented health disparities and poor disease outcomes seen in African Americans and other minority groups. In COVID-19 it is termed BAME -the disproportionately high death rate seen in black, Asian and minority/ethnic groups. This population cohort is 27% overrepresented in COVID -19 deaths. …


“A system has order, flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained eye might miss that collapse until it was too late. That’s why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences.” Frank Herbert Dune Chronicles

The Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program has established cause and effect relationships between environmental toxins and expressions of disease. Science is defined as the observation, identification, description, investigation and theoretical explanation of natural…and unnatural phenomenon! The flow of scientific theory leads ultimately to scientific law:


MHBAM IN BVHP…Detect…Protect…Prevent!

Marie Harrison Bayview Air Monitoring Steering Committee Chair Dalila Adofo and Air Monitor Tech Tiffany Williams hoist a ladder to view the roof of St. John Missionary Baptist Church to site a Dylos particulate sensing air monitor…one of ten to be strategically sited throughout one of California’s most high risk communities.

On Saturday, October 17, 2020 the Marie Harrison Bayview Air Monitoring Steering Committee took a giant step forward in one of the highest risk communities in the State of California for air pollution, particulate emissions and toxic air contaminants.


NAVIGATING THE TOXIC TRIANGLE IN BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT

Food Desert on the Hunters Point Hilltop located in the heavily industrialized southeast sector of San Francisco adjacent to a system of federal Superfund sites at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. There are no grocery stores on the Hunters Point Hilltop.

The USDA defines a food desert as a region without access to nutritious, affordable, quality whole food. Food deserts are areas with a 20% or greater poverty rate and where a third of residents live more than a mile from a supermarket, farmers market or local grocery store. In The Grocery Gap, Food Trust researchers found African Americans 400% more likely to live in a community that lacks a full service supermarket.

Ron Finley is a food justice advocate in south Los Angeles. …


RIP…RBG!

“The nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the supreme court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her -a tireless and resolute champion of justice.” Chief Justice John Roberts September 18, 2020

OMG…RBG! I realize now what a mighty powerhouse you were. Cancer survivor…Feminist Icon…Fitness Icon…Supreme Court Justice…Stalwart of Civil Rights…and Liberal Icon notorious for sharp dissent and intellectually rigorous defense of equal protections under the law.

Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Medical Director - Golden State MD Health & Wellness. UCSF/Stanford Author & Researcher. PI HP Biomonitoring. Certified Clinical Nutritionist. PoliticoMD!

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