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News Author Galen Lastko

The Future of mRNA Vaccines

Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash Posted in the Humboldt Independent on July 13, 2021 While COVID-19 continues to mutate through the Greek alphabet (I think we’re up to the epsilon variant by now), it seems safe to say that…

The Delta Variant

Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on July 6, 2021 The so-called delta variant of COVID-19 has been making headlines for the past few weeks, and with good reason. Potentially twice as infectious as…

The Unmasking

Image by 마스크맨 from Pixabay  Published in the Humboldt Independent on June 22, 2021 As of June 15th, California has had enough. For those fortunate enough to have been fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in public spaces. COVID-related restrictions on businesses…

Cuddle Time II: The Oxytocin Commotion

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on June 8, 2021 Cuddling is one of the first things most humans get to experience. Shortly after arriving on the planet, we are delivered to mom and…

The Long Haul

Photo by Shane on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on May 25, 2021 For all the sound and fury and shenanigans COVID-19 has dumped unceremoniously in our laps over the past year, the disease was never prone to causing…

Go Get Stuck: The COVID-19 Vaccine Disinformation Roundup

Photo by CDC on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on May 11, 2021 With vaccination numbers on the rise and cases mostly on the decline, whispers of a return to normalcy are on the breeze once again, at least…

How to Train Your Immune System

Photo by Ellie Storms on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on April 27, 2021 While waiting in line at the grocery store last week, I ended up behind a mom and her young lad, who was maybe about six…

Laziness

Photo by Graham Holtshausen on Unsplash Finally, An Article from Authority Posted in the Humboldt Independent on April 6, 2021 Laziness is the inclination towards disinclination. It can manifest as a lack of necessary or unnecessary activity, procrastination (a personal…

A Whole Host of Fun

Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 16, 2021 A parasite is, by definition, a lifeform that cannot exist without another host organism, from which the parasite derives food, shelter, and other necessities. While most of the tiny creatures like…

You Mite Like to Know…

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on March 2, 2021 Let’s give COVID-19 a week off: I doubt it’s going anywhere. In the meantime, did you know that your face is covered in mites? It’s not just you…