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News Author Galen Lastko

Different Strains

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on January 12, 2021 It’s been a year of this now, and in all likelihood, it won’t be the last one. The record for COVID-19 deaths in a…

Don’t Read This Article

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on December 22, 2020 While it’s been discussed from the onset of the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 on our collective mental health over the past year is in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A Breathtaking View: Respiratory Health in Wildfire Season

Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 29, 2020 It’s been a rough year for breathing. We already ask quite a bit of our respiratory system, which is stuck between car exhaust, industrial and environmental pollution, seasonal bouts of pollen,…

Back to School

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 1, 2020 While things might get heated over the specifics, everyone generally can agree that they want the best for their kids. The problem being that these days, no…

Teenage Mutant Coronavirus

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 18, 2020 Ever since the inaugural Coronavirus season kicked off this year, there’s been all kinds of whispers about what might happen if the virus mutates.…

Treat Yourself to Some Hope

Photo by Jungwoo Hong on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 4, 2020 With case numbers rising and no vaccine expected until at least 2021, there’s not a lot of hopeful news on the COVID front, at least…