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Opinion: Step into an alternate universe and get a glimpse of presidential leadership

Ladies and Gentlemen:  Today is the __th day of our nation’s, and the world’s, ongoing battle against the most serious public health crisis in more than a century.   As of [time] p.m. this afternoon, the number of documented individuals infected with the coronavirus is __#__ here in the U.S. and __#___ worldwide.   Although […]

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Here’s what it was like for prior generations growing up in fear of disease: Science prevailed.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is here. With all the fear, isolation, and social distancing, it feels like a new era. Prior generations, however, have lived through parts of this, minus the technology.  My grandparents lived through the H1N1 Spanish flu epidemic of 1918-1920, which killed an estimated 675,000 Americans. Though the epidemic sprang up in […]