Finding Healing in My Tribe

Finding Healing in My Tribe

In my ancestral language of Muscogee Creek, CVFEKNICETV (juh-fig-nay-je-duh) means “to heal someone or something.”  This message greeted my wife and me as we drove up to the Muscogee Creek Hospital in Okemah, Oklahoma, to receive our COVID-19 vaccines. The indigenous...
Plagues, Vaccinations and the Future

Plagues, Vaccinations and the Future

I am writing as I am about to go with my husband to a large soccer stadium in Oxford, UK, now a COVID-19 vaccination center, for his vaccine appointment. The vaccination program has been progressing at an astonishing pace in the UK and the US, and it is great to see...
“Just the Facts” on Vaccine Development

“Just the Facts” on Vaccine Development

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Johnson and Johnson (J & J) emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 27. Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which are messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, the J & J vaccine uses a traditional...