Educational articles about COVID covering a variety of topics and issues. Articles are published weekly as guest editorials
in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Is Over — Now, What?
As announced in March, the United States ended the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11th. The World Health Organization declared its public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) over on May 5th.More
Reflecting on a Younger Self: the COVID-19 Pandemic of the Early ’20s
Oh…how I remember the days when layers of masks outweighed layers of clothing. The days I stayed home to protect others…rather, I should say the months I stayed home to protect others. I was in my teens when COVID-19 hit us.More
Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color
The COVID-19 vaccination rate in the Black community lagged well behind that of Whites in the early vaccine rollout, but the gap has narrowed over time as vaccine hesitancy lessened.More
When the Next Pandemic Comes… Will We Be Ready?
Despite knowing something of history and having worked in healthcare for over 40 years, I never expected to live through a pandemic, especially not one that lasted so long as COVID-19 has. I never thought I would see so many people die so quickly.More
I Am Over It
You probably have said this to yourself and you probably have heard others state the same thing, “I am over it.” Well, I am over social media, political influence and anyone putting their spin on the day’s happenings.More
Catching The Travel Bug Without Getting COVID
I came to understand the words “endemic,” “native,” and “introduced” only recently during travel abroad. Our naturalist guide had defined each of those terms when he described species of plants and animals in the geographic area we were visiting. He was not referring to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19More
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