Coronavirus confusion

I have worked for 30 years as a pharmaceutical research scientist. During that time, I have been involved with a great deal of scientific data presentation. All decisions were made based on experimental data. Poor decisions were made when based on poorly gathered, analyzed or presented data. When comparing the COVID-19 pandemic to research methods […]

Speak Out: DOC provides COVID-19 update

The Delaware Department of Correction continues to aggressively test, trace, clean and treat to combat inmate COVID-19 cases at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown. DOC said that after six weeks with no inmates testing positive for COVID-19 in any of the state’s correctional facilities, a cluster of inmate cases was identified at SCI, the first at that facility.   • […]

Commentary: Protecting our loved ones in nursing homes from COVID-19

By Lucretia Young As each day of the pandemic passes, family members, staff and communities are becoming increasingly worried about the health and safety of those inside long-term care facilities. Yet, Gov. John Carney is still not publishing the names of facilities with COVID-19 cases. The lack of transparency from state health officials and facilities […]

Letter to the Editor: Sussex County partners offer ‘kitchen incubator’ to food startups

As a farmer’s daughter, I know the importance of growing a crop as well as a business. In Sussex County, we are fortunate to have many farmers who are continually expanding the type of crops they grow. And as these entrepreneurs consider how to grow their business ventures — perhaps through farmers markets, food trucks […]

Letter: A different way to look at kneeling

Although I agree with some of what Dave Skocik is saying about the flag, I believe that he is missing the point of what many of the people who are kneeling are saying. The American people have for too long ignored the injustices and discrimination that people of color in this country have suffered and […]

Speak Out: Trump pressures states to reopen schools

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the coronavirus pandemic, but for political reasons against the will of families. He did not immediately explain how he would pressure governors. • Trump knows nothing about education that would qualify […]

Commentary: National temper tantrum won’t erase sin in world

By Jerry Emerson There will always be evil, wrongs, racism, unfairness, prejudice, special privileges, etc. The question is not how to go about eliminating these evils in the world, but how do we handle them? The Pharaohs, Marx, Lenin, Hitler and many, many others sought to overcome evil through the efforts of man. This is […]

Commentary: Delaware is speaking up, and we must listen

By Chris Coons Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minnesota, Delawareans and Americans across the country have taken to the streets to express their outrage and demand change. These protests, though, are not only a response to one instance of police brutality. The protesters in the streets and […]

Commentary: Random SEDAC thoughts in pandemic-challenged world

By Joseph T. Conaway It has been a while since I wrote an commentary about economic development in Sussex County. Like most of you, I have been following the recommendation of our medical experts and avoiding crowds and situations that may expose me and my extended family to dangerous situations. Has it affected my consulting […]

Letter to the Editor: Williams is thinking about future of Lewes

As a Lewes local, I am casting my vote for Andrew Williams for Lewes City Council. Williams is invested. He not only has a strong family connection to Lewes, but also has chosen to raise his children here. He has the unique perspective of being a local and a newcomer. Knowing Williams for many years, […]