One-in-Ten U.S. Children Experience Food Insecurity

One-in-Ten U.S. Children Experience Food Insecurity

One in 10 U.S. children experienced food insecurity from 2019 to 2020, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published in late February. Food insecurity is “the limited or uncertain availability of safe and nutritionally adequate foods, or...
Moving Targets

Moving Targets

The last few weeks saw a population explosion of baby birds around our house, and that makes us happy. Scruffy cardinals peer at their reflection in the kitchen window. A trio of young house finches chase each other from tree to tree. A whole flock of fledgling...
4 Reasons I’m Keeping My Mask On

4 Reasons I’m Keeping My Mask On

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended last week that adults who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks outdoors or indoors to protect themselves from the transmission of COVID-19. The announcement was met with much...
When Western Countries Hoard Vaccines

When Western Countries Hoard Vaccines

Public health officials were frantically sending out warnings about the rise of a new H1N1 swine flu in the early spring of 2009. Early reports revealed the virus was extremely contagious and dangerous for people under the age of 60. On July 14, Margaret Chan,...