The two essays both raised valid points on both interesting and crucial subjects. Washing hands is important in everyday life and I can imagine it would be just as or even more important in a hospital setting. If nurses and doctors do not properly sterilize themselves and the equipment diseases are almost always sure to be pasted. I completely agree with gawande, washing hands properly is extremely vital.
If we choose not to speak out against global warming and the prevention thereof things will just continue as they are, leaving a very horrible place to live for our grandchildren and great grandchildren to come.