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“Today, I laid in bed, thinking, ‘I don’t want to go to work.’ I love my job, but I don’t know how much more I can do.” — that was the statement from Karren Sowell to the Frederick County school board as reported in the News-Post on Nov. 20.

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We are not back to the beginning of the pandemic — despite the sometimes-chilling parallels to the bleak days of early 2020 — but as everyone from President Biden on down says, it is a time for concern.

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There’s a lot to be learned about the omicron coronavirus variant, but scientists already know enough to prescribe a rational response to the threat. As the world waits for data, there’s plenty of useful knowledge that comes from evolutionary biology.

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At least we’re learning. Remember when the early reaction to the outbreak of a deadly virus in Wuhan was to discourage people from changing their travel plans?

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When the travel ban was finally lifted this month, Brits visiting the U.S. got a shock. Not only were rapid COVID tests hard to find; prices were at rip-off levels. A survey conducted by the Independent newspaper found an antigen test at Orlando International Airport cost $65; it was $75 in …

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A recent item in The Frederick News-Post from the Baltimore Sun reports that more than 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been “wasted.” The report did not give the reasons, only the possibilities of early expiration dates, temperature requirements and more.

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Despite having three vaccines ready and available, President Joe Biden has had more COVID-related deaths than his predecessor whose performance on COVID was deemed poor by the media. Today we see reality clearly. The only difference is in the media coverage. The proof is in the numbers.

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“Today, I laid in bed, thinking, ‘I don’t want to go to work.’ I love my job, but I don’t know how much more I can do.” — that was the statement from Karren Sowell to the Frederick County school board as reported in the News-Post on Nov. 20.

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We are not back to the beginning of the pandemic — despite the sometimes-chilling parallels to the bleak days of early 2020 — but as everyone from President Biden on down says, it is a time for concern.

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There’s a lot to be learned about the omicron coronavirus variant, but scientists already know enough to prescribe a rational response to the threat. As the world waits for data, there’s plenty of useful knowledge that comes from evolutionary biology.

  • 0

At least we’re learning. Remember when the early reaction to the outbreak of a deadly virus in Wuhan was to discourage people from changing their travel plans?

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When the travel ban was finally lifted this month, Brits visiting the U.S. got a shock. Not only were rapid COVID tests hard to find; prices were at rip-off levels. A survey conducted by the Independent newspaper found an antigen test at Orlando International Airport cost $65; it was $75 in …