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Good Lordosis (it’s not about Covid)

Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 15, 2020  The word ‘spine’ comes into common metaphorical use in several ways, mostly to indicate strength of character. If you are spineless you are weak or…

Who’s First?

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 8, 2020  Now that the vaccine is here, who’s going to get it first? Happy to save me from a rhetorical question, England has already ordered up two million shots…

Make a New Plan Stan

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash As the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases spreads across the US, scenes of last spring’s initial wave are being revisited: refrigerated trucks for excess bodies, exhausted medical personnel reusing personal protective equipment at their…

It’s Here!

Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash The vaccine is here! After months of poor planning preventing passable performance, the light at the end of the tunnel has finally arrived. While a vaccine is not the all-inclusive Get Out of Pandemic…

Love is All You Need

Photo by Everton Vila on Unsplash In his 2012 book “The Social Conquest of the Earth“, renowned biologist E.O. Wilson compared various eusocial species in an effort to tease out the differences and similarities between human societies and those of…

Keep Your Mask On

Photo by Atoms on Unsplash I will go ahead and concede that a few layers of cloth don’t exactly seem like that significant of a measure in the face of a global pandemic. However, I must admit that I am…

Surge Protection

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 27th, 2020  Nine months into the pandemic, with winter approaching, we anticipate the expected surge in COVID-19 cases much better prepared than we were for the initial outbreak. Case numbers…

Twice Bitten?

Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 20, 2020  What Confirmed Reinfection Means for the Future of COVID-19 Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been hearing rumors that COVID-19 can infect patients more than once, and…

N-Z Pandemic Vocabulary

Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 13, 2020 Here is the rest of your pandemic lexicon, terms, and phrases we have become familiar with these past 7 months. N-Z N is for Novel,…

A-M Pandemic Vocabulary

Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 6, 2020  The pandemic has been good for our vocabularies. Many terms not known before and a few newly invented ones have become household sayings in the time of Covid-19. Test yourself on…