May 2020

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Composting Yet?

How’s that compost coming? If you live in a New York City apartment, it may be on hold, because the city has suspended its composting program (although there are workable alternatives). But if you’re lucky…


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Risk Assessment

First, read this: Know the Risks Here’s my breakdown on the risks: Walking = relatively safe Bike Riding = relatively safe Picking up To Go = relatively safe Public Transportation = relatively RISKY In proximity…


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A Matter of Character

Sooner or later, there will be tests. Temperature checks at every school, store and workplace; nasal swabs; antibody tests; virus-detecting dogs; new tests we haven’t invented yet — and then one more test, the most…


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What it Takes to Survive C-19

Europe’s Battle-Hardened Nations Show Resilience in Virus Fight By Matina Stevis-Gridneff May 10, 2020 BRUSSELS — As the coronavirus has hopscotched the world, a paradox has emerged: Rich nations are not necessarily better at fighting…


OOC & Misguided

The armed bouncer appeared friendly, welcoming a local reporter inside C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock, Colo., to take video footage of the remarkable scene unfolding inside. In the restaurant on Sunday morning, in…


Myth-busting “Reopening”

Leana S. Wen is an emergency physician and visiting professor at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s health commissioner. Most states are reopening to some degree this…


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No Zoroes Allowed

Mere hours after Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary tested positive for COVID-19, he was set to meet with a group of food industry executives who had gathered for a roundtable discussion in West Des…



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Keeping the Wren Bell Ringing

“I have a question for you all: What would think if you got a letter from W&M about the close of The For the Bold Campaign and the new date for One Tribe One Day…