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,...
This One Word Best Describes 2020

This One Word Best Describes 2020

I am not sure there are enough adjectives to describe 2020 so far. And none of them would be flattering in depicting what has been a strange and stressful year. COVID-19 pandemic, economic stressors and political campaigns are enough to test any person’s mettle, but...
Fearing COVID-19, Patients Avoid Hospitals

Fearing COVID-19, Patients Avoid Hospitals

Health care workers were confused by trends early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Outside of hot spots like Seattle, New York and New Orleans, we did not see the throngs of COVID-19 patients we had expected. Outside of COVID-19 cases, many units in our hospitals were...
How to Get Conservatives to Wear Masks

How to Get Conservatives to Wear Masks

I’m a teacher. As I approach the school year, I get quite nervous. It’s going to be hard. What really troubles me is the likelihood that some kid will become infected and bring the virus home to a cramped apartment, where a large family is cared for by Grandma. I...
Pray for Our Kids, Those Putting Them in Danger

Pray for Our Kids, Those Putting Them in Danger

Children, teachers and school staff need our prayers. I am joining many others in praying for those who are being ordered to return to school buildings and classrooms in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. However, we should also pray for the adults who knowingly...