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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Op-ed

Dr. Joseph DeJames

Op-Ed: Coronavirus Can Float in the Air as an Aerosol, So Protect Yourself

You may think you're saturated with information about COVID-19 and social distancing, wearing masks, washing your hands and staying inside as much as you can.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Op-Ed: Dengue and COVID-19 Make a Dangerous Combo

One of the advantages of living in the USVI is being able to see how things play out on the mainland. We then can evaluate how we can adjust accordingly.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Close the Bars

Governor Bryan, please continue with your practical and admirable approach to this terrible threat. Make good on your promise. Close the bars.

Op-ed: The Left and Right’s Blind Spot in Systemic Racism: The U.S. Colonies

Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) says now is the time to make Americans in U.S. territories full citizens under the law.

Op-ed: ‘Sticks in a Bundle Are Unbreakable’

Moleto A. Smith Jr. writes about the lessons being learned by all of us because of COVID-19, and the economic and political upheaval. The pandemic is reshaping the future; the “new normal” will require unity.

Op-ed: Why Assumptions Matter

Reading the Source recently has gotten me thinking about assumptions. We all make assumptions about things, mostly inconsequential, but some of huge importance.
Dr. Joseph DeJames

Cynical Clinical 7 – Here It Comes Again

After weeks of no COVID cases, we are seeing a resurgence of positive test results in the past week.

Reflections of an Evolving Elder: Driving Drunk was Not Fatal for Me

In my 21 years of out-of-control drinking, before I stopped more than 37 years ago, I drove drunk dozens of times. I am not proud of this, but it’s a fact. It is a miracle I never injured anyone, nor was I injured.

Cynical Clinical Minute 6 – Wear Your Mask

It seems like many of us believe the pandemic is over. Ferries to St. John are full of tourists. Once on land, very few use masks. Restaurants and bars are full with NO social distancing and NO masks. Many of our residents are following suit.

Op-ed: VI White Coats for Black Lives

Dr. Cora L.E. Christian makes connections between racism and inequalities in health, safety and education.

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