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A Tale of Two Nations

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On June 9, 2021
We truly are two nations. From Florida and Texas: The Republican governors of Florida and Texas are headed toward showdowns with some of the world’s largest cruise lines, including Norwegian and Carnival, over whether passengers boarding ships leaving their states can be required to show proof they’ve been vaccinated. The entrenched positions Florida Gov. Ron […]
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The Vaccination Cards

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On April 26, 2021
It was a bad idea to make the vaccination cards paper and thus easily falsifiable. We need a real sophisticated vaccination proof system that can’t be counterfeited. There’s lots of right-wingers who will gladly pay for a fake card that allows them to get drunk in hot tubs with dozens of strangers but who won’t […]

The Cuban Vaccine

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On April 4, 2021

The framing of this Post story on Cuba developing COVID vaccines that will go far to immunize the world’s poorer population is so frustrating. Titled “Against the odds, Cuba could become a

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Mexico’s COVID Disaster

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On March 30, 2021
The utter failure at all things that is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is really coming to light as true COVID death rates come out of the country. Mexico’s government acknowledged Saturday that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic now stands above 321,000, almost 60% more than the official test-confirmed number of 201,429. […]
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The Extinction of a People

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On March 22, 2021
The New York Times’ coverage of those who have died from COVID-19 has been notable in that it has profiled so many indigenous leaders, both in the United States and Latin America. Everyone from Navajo leaders to people in Amazonian tribes have received obituaries. It’s not much in terms of material change, but it is […]
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