Stories by Richard Davis
Issue of Jan 6, 2021 (#594)
- So many unknowns, and a virus that wants to outwit us: Experts are guessing that anywhere from 70 to 90 percent of people need to be vaccinated to meet herd immunity efficacy against COVID-19. But no one really knows how the pandemic will play out, even under the best of vaccine rollout scenarios.
Issue of Nov 18, 2020 (#588)
- A saner and calmer future is on the horizon: Biden will have a difficult time finding common ground. But the departure of Donald Trump from the White House will usher in an era when we are no longer governed by tweets and when division and rancor will no longer be the tone.
Issue of Aug 19, 2020 (#575)
- Our secondary plague: Trump has sabotaged efforts to address the pandemic because he is too obsessed with his re-election. He has also created a new kind of existential anxiety that will only be cured if he is voted out of office.
Issue of May 27, 2020 (#563)
- Masks are an effective tool — if used correctly: ‘I have seen too many people who either don’t seem to understand how a face mask is supposed to work, or they think half a job is better than none’
Issue of Apr 8, 2020 (#556)
- Unsung heroes: The housekeepers, maintenance personnel, and food-service workers are the invisible foundation of our institutional health care systems
Issue of Mar 4, 2020 (#551)
- Coronavirus: How much of a threat?: Basic respiratory disease transmission precautions will provide the best protection for most people