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So Long, Omicron?

Photo by Adrian Swancar on Unsplash I’m sorry folks, but the pandemic is not over yet. I really wish I had to try harder to come up with topics, but everyone’s favorite bat flu keeps returning to my arms unbeckoned.…

SoHum Health Makes Major Investment in Their Employees by Increasing Wages and Benefits

In order to continue to meet the healthcare needs of the Southern Humboldt community, SoHum Health has taken several notable steps in recent months to invest in their greatest asset, their staff. The Healthcare District’s Governing Board voted at their…

The Omicron Chronicles

Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels What’s that wriggling down the chimney? Why, it’s a brand-new COVID variant! The Omicron variant was first detected in California this past week, but despite the headlines, there’s little indication that there’s any reason to be overly…

Pill Pushing

Photo by Leohoho on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on November 23, 2021 At long last, pharmaceutical leviathan Pfizer has come up with a pill whose name is ugly enough to terrify the disease it’s meant to fight: COVID-19,…

COVID Roundup: This Week in Pandemic News

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on November 2, 2021 Less than a year after the first vaccines were administered in the United Kingdom, almost half the planet has received at least a partial vaccination…

Fluff Piece

Photo by Sander Dalhuisen from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 19, 2021.  Around the world, doctors, nurses, and medical staff are suffering from more stress and fatigue than at any time in human history, courtesy of everyone’s favorite not-really-novel-anymore coronavirus.…

The Kids are Alright

Photo by ivalex from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on October 5, 2021.  Last week, the county’s COVID-19 Joint Information Center held a press conference to discuss efforts against the pandemic and provide an update on the impacts of the disease locally.…

COVID on the Brain

Photo by Laurenz from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 21, 2021.  This isn’t going to be a fun one. Honestly, if you’ve had enough COVID this week, skip it. I won’t take it personally. Recent Numbers One in 500 Americans…

Growing a Spine

Photo by Mark Tulin from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 14, 2021.  Seen from the side, the human spine is a graceful series of curves that evolved when we became bipedal and which enable us to stand buoyantly upright, a…

Politics and Pandemics

Photo by Mauro Mora from Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on September 7, 2021.  When we talk about “the pandemic” these days, it’s obvious what we’re referring to. Of all the nasty diseases floating around, none of them can claim to have…