Commentary: Better ways for us to move ahead than violence, radicalism

By Ethan Lang In 2020, I am afraid. Not of my fellow Americans, white, black, civilian or cop. Not of the crushing, white hand of oppression. Not of the police. But there is a real and insidious influence on American society. I fear the prevalence of radicals and divisive racial politics that threaten to tear […]

Commentary: Let’s all work together and move forward in Delaware

An open letter to Gov. Carney: We must realize in these rather difficult times that there are no easy answers to our problems due to the coronavirus. There is a need for all individuals’ participation in the task to make this state a better place to live and help Gov. John Carney start up our […]

Commentary: Epidemiologists and contact tracers are disease detectives

By Dr. Jennifer Horney and Colten Strickland Among all the responsibilities expected of epidemiologists, if any validate the designation as “disease detective,” it is contact tracing. Contact tracing has been a crucial part of public health for decades. In conjunction with mass vaccination and surveillance, contact tracing plays a key role in our ability to […]

Commentary: Funding will allow senior centers to continue vital mission

By Carolyn Fredericks An open letter to Delaware legislators: Delaware has just experienced the most horrendous spring I can remember, and I am sure there are still rough waters ahead for us. But the people of Delaware, especially all those people serving on the front lines, have made a tremendous impact on the citizens of […]

Commentary: This is Us … and that is no longer acceptable

By Tony Allen Reacting to Ahmaud Arbery’s murder in Georgia, Dean Francine Edwards of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Delaware State University recently captured the fear of black parents across America: “This is why I will always have fear in my heart. I have three brown sons.” Reflecting on George Floyd’s death […]

Commentary: Remember to honor military, vets with ‘invisible wounds’

By Dr. Chrisanne Gordon May was National Military Appreciation Month, an annual opportunity for us to honor veterans and active-duty members of our military services. This observance takes on special meaning in a year disrupted by COVID-19 because so many on the front lines of the pandemic are also active-duty military or veterans now protecting […]

Commentary: Returning to work or day care may mean changes

By Jill Linden Monday is an important date for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses are reopening, so their employees will be returning to work after a long absence. Some of the children of these employees will be returning to day care programs. Adults returning to work and children returning to day care will […]

Commentary: Honoring vets: some forever young and some growing old

By Dave Skocik Memorial Day is the day we honor those who traded their tomorrow for our today. May 30 wraps up another week of Memorial Day commemoration for the public, but not for the families of those who will remain forever young in their minds and hearts. At the National Memorial Day concert in 2016, […]

Commentary: Much for us to learn from Taiwan, South Korea successes

By Joe Pamintuan Recently, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan procured 500,000 COVID-19 test kits from South Korea, supplies that have been stored in an undisclosed location secured by state police and the National Guard. Presumably, this is a preemptive measure against reported seizures by the federal government to address severe shortages around the country. Meanwhile, little […]

Commentary: Steps needed to protect long-term care facilities

By Lucretia Young Thousands of nursing home and assisted-living facilities in the United States have experienced COVID-19 outbreaks, and Delaware’s own facilities are seeing more than their share. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, as of May 15, 65% of COVID-19 deaths in Delaware were related to the state’s long-term care facilities, among the highest […]

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