Tag Archives: public health

Doing The Right Thing

Governor Kim Reynolds has neither the bandwidth nor expertise to manage the coronavirus pandemic. I didn’t vote for her, yet that is cold comfort. As COVID-19 cases increase in Iowa, and in all 50 states, her latest statement is evidence … Continue reading

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Laundering Face Masks–Again

Laundering home sewn face masks is back on the to-do list. It looks like we’ll need them. On Monday I wrote we are not really taming the coronavirus in Iowa or in the United States as a whole. Too many … Continue reading

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Masking In The United States

I recently flew to Florida to help someone move to the Midwest, my first non-local trip since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. We convoyed from central Florida to Chicago, following major interstate … Continue reading

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Corruption And Incompetence Amid The Covid-19 Crisis

Let’s face it, the biggest concern of the possible pandemic brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak with the current administration is not the health and safety of the American people. Their biggest concern is that the current president may come … Continue reading

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Public Health Approach To Gun Violence

On page A5 of Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids Gazette was the headline “75 shot in Chicago last weekend.” From 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday 12 people were killed and 63 wounded, mostly on the south and west sides of … Continue reading

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Reducing Air Pollution Matters

We hear plenty of political chatter including the words “climate change.” This discussion among politicians isn’t about science. It’s about the power of money in politics. The tactics of the moneyed class have been to attack the messengers who would … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs an Energy Policy

House File 561, an act relating to the permitting, licensing, construction, and operation of nuclear power generation facilities in Iowa, remains on the unfinished business calendar of the 2011 legislative session. Whether it will be debated during the 2012 session … Continue reading

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