Should I get a Flu Vaccination this year?

PBS News Hour weighs-in on the subject of Flu Vaccination

Whipped by the ‘Long Tail’ of the Coronavirus

"When the E.R. nurse asked if I’d been short of breath that day, I replied that I’d been short of breath for 65 days." By Jodie Noel Vinson | July 13, 2020 -- The New York Times On day 45 of our illness, my husband, Marc, and I woke up and looked at each other. …

COVID-19 and Climate Connections May 2020

I’d make this distinction between the “flatten the curve challenges” of CoV-2 vs. CO2 The former involves a dramatic shutdown of economic activity, which tends to hurt people most who are already the least privileged, whereas the latter involves a dramatic shift of economic activity, which offers the possibility of helping the most marginalized in …

For a healthy planet, we need a healthy body politic

Crises have a way of laying bare some home truths.Letter from OCA chair Ed Chadd: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/letters/letter-healthy-body-politic/

Noam Chomsky, Democracy Now 4/10/20

Amy Goodman interviews Noam Chomsky “[Climate change] is a far more serious threat than the coronavirus, [which] is bad and serious, but we’ll recover somehow. We’re not going to recover from the melting of the polar ice sheets. . . .  Just recently, there was a very interesting leak, a memo from JPMorgan Chase, America’s …

COVID-19 and Climate Connections April 2020

What connects Climate Change with CoronaVirusWhat connects CoronaVirus with everything else Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic -- ProPublica Pandemic Prescriptions for the Climate Emergency -- Stan Cox Why Jane Goodall says human disregard for nature led to the coronavirus pandemic-- PBS News Hour COVID-19 & Climate Change: What does this mean for the fight …

350.org Crowd-sourced Music Video Project

From: Ahlay Blakely (The People’s Echo, 350 Seattle), Austin Smith (Video, 350 Seattle), David Solnit (Art.350.org)  Hello!Song is feeling extraordinarily elemental right now more than ever. What are some of the oldest songs you can remember? Song is history: slavery, abolition, civil rights, fair wages, the American Indian Movement just to name a few. Songs are like tiny …

COVID-19, Capitalism, and Climate Disruption

How will the coronavirus change perceptions of climate change By Krestine Reed I’ve become interested in how COVID-19 sequestration (a.k.a. social distancing and shelter-in-place) may effect GHG and other factors contributing to climate change. There is much being written that acknowledges just how little time is required to make a significant visible and measurable change. …

An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans

Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you. We will bring the supersonic, high speed  merry-go-round to a halt. We will stop the planes the trains the schools the malls the meetings the frenetic, furied rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing our …