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Richard Asinof

Richard Asinof
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Richard Asinof is an award-winning journalist who frequently writes about health, innovation, science, technology and community in Rhode Island. He is the founder and editor of ConvergenceRI, an online newsletter offering news and analysis at the convergence of health, science, technology and innovation in Rhode Island. He can be reached at RichardAsinof@gmail.com.

Asinof: Healing the Political Divide With Flu Shots

Not once during the 2018 election campaign season has a political reporter asked a candidate, at one of the numerous debates, “Have you gotten...

Asinof: Positive Vibrations

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana, making it legal to buy, sell, smoke and ingest marijuana anywhere in Canada....

Asinof: What Part of “No” Do You Not Understand?

The story did not get a of lot play in the news media, but it certainly resonates with the national conversation that is happening...

Asinof: When We Talk About Health, is the Mouth Part of the Body?

Why is it important to brush your teeth? It seems like such an innocuous question, with many easy answers, something that most people hopefully do...

Asinof: Selective Memory, Selective Reporting

In covering the world premiere of a new HBO documentary, “Warning: This Drug May Kill You,” at Brown University on April 12, 2017, I...

Asinof: It Is Hard To Run With The Weight Of Lead

In 2016 and again in 2017, the R.I. House of Representatives created a study commission to look at lead contamination in drinking water in...

Asinof: Not All Paved Roads Lead to Recovery

Back in October of 1992, I won the first Red Alert challenge put out by John Hazen White, Sr., with five ideas to improve...

Asinof: The High Cost of Eating Cheap Junkfood

Here is a challenge for you: drive along any of the food swamps in and near Rhode Island – Reservoir Avenue in Cranston, Route...

Asinof: Who is an “enemy” of the people?

There is a delicious irony in the way that the phrase, “enemy of the people,” has been adopted by President Trump and his followers to...

Asinof: How Hot Was It, Johnny?

Quick: what do Zika, West Nile, Chikungunya, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, malaria, yellow fever and Lyme disease all have in common? They are diseases spread by...

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