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COVID19 UPDATESThe states, eager to re-open after the COVID19 Pause, face insurmountable public health and economic challenges like virus surges and the concomitant public health expenditures. States like Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia have large infections and their hospital systems are all close to capacity. While infections and hospitalization rates rage, they are not experiencing the […]Read More

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NEW YORK UPDATES Gun violence is the new virus running rampant through the streets of NYC, specifically in East New York, Brooklyn; Mott Haven, the Bronx; Jamaica, Queens; and East Harlem, Manhattan. There were 125 shootings during the first three weeks in June. From mid May to June 15, there were 38 gun- related fatalities. […]Read More

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CORONAVIRUS 2020America, like the rest of the world, is in a state of flux, owing to the unwelcome visitor, a coronavirus pandemic and its attendant ills, widespread unemployment, poverty and a global recession. Few world leaders, least of all POTUS 45, were prepared for the virus devastation. Scientists are working feverishly for a vaccine. Consequently […]Read More

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JUNE 2020 Most of the nation is back to work, in some phase of reopening business after the two-month nightmare brought on my COVID-19. Spring 2020 will also be remembered for the police killing of another Black Minneapolis man, George Floyd, which launched a culture of protest throughout the nation. During the nation’s period of […]Read More

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WHAT A WEEK! The fortnight from May 25 to June 7 will be one for the history books. Was last week akin to an Arab Spring for America and/or the world — or was it just an isolated incident? Cannot remember any comparable experience. The story unfolds as George Floyd, a handcuffed African American, was […]Read More

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AMERICA’S OTHER PLAGUE RIP: African American, George Floyd, 46, a truck driver and security guard, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, May 25, while in police custody. Like most Americans last week, he was unemployed, emerging from COVID-19’s harsh lockdowns. The story about him passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a store triggered his close […]Read More

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COVID-19/2020 During the American Memorial Day weekend we reflected not only on our nation’s war dead, but also on the more than 98,000 deaths of people here who were felled by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The figures surpass combat fatalities in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. We still await a dramatic federal response to the […]Read More

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COVID-19 The worldwide total of COVID-19 infections through May 4th is 3, 483, 055, with 251,537 deaths. For the same period in the United States, there were 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 with 68,843 deaths. New York State COVID-19 infections totaled 324, 357 cases, with 24,788 deaths, including NYC stats of 181,034 cases, with 18,580 […]Read More