‘The rage of the responsible’

On Aug.9, Dr. Mark Kline, physician and chief of Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, appeared on WDSU TV, and said there were now 18 children with COVID-19 being treated at his hospital, six were in intensive care, and three of those were on ventilators.   Nine of the children were under two years old. The youngest …

Americans divided over need to be vaccinated

Apparently the Delta variation of Covid-19 has found Idaho.  In three weeks the state’s 7-day average of new cases has jumped from 69  to 94 to 146 (July 16). This surge, which the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has  called the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” could be worse for Idaho. Though …

Normalcy ahead–but when?    

Right now people around the world are having to choose between two goods–whether it is to interact with others (e.g.making a wage or babysitting the grandkids) or to avoid a contact that might spread COVID-19.  Most of us make trade-offs–I’m willing to go to the post office, but not if there’s a line.. It can …

The Mess We’re In 

I really hate seeing friends arguing on social media whether Americans are suffering from a mismanaged pandemic, a media run amok, or a massive conspiracy to destroy our civil rights. I think we’re suffering from a massive campaign to divide and depress us. Nations who oppose our power must be loving this. But staying out …