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,...
Website Tells Stories of Lost Health Care Workers

Website Tells Stories of Lost Health Care Workers

Nearly 1,000 healthcare workers have lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19. This is one data point that stands out from Lost on the Front Lines, an online interactive database documenting the lives of frontline health care workers who have lost their lives to...