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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…

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…

A-M Pandemic Vocabulary

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels 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…

Brave New World

Photo by sukhdev singh on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 25, 2020 COVID news getting old? Well, let’s take a little break from our unwelcome guest Rona as we embark on Heat’n’smoketember and turn our attention to…

The End of Coronavirus

Photo by B_Me on Pixabay  Published in the Humboldt Independent on July 7, 2020 And now for your government-mandated positivity for the week of Tuesday, July 7th: this pandemic, like most pandemics, will end. Odds are good we wouldn’t be…

Fitting Into Your Genes Part I

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Published in the Humboldt Independent on June 30, 2020 While we’ve seen some creative spelling variations on protest placards in the news lately, what you are about to read is not about that quarantine spare tire that…