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Navigating number fatigue: How to understand COVID-19 in Maine

Navigating number fatigue: How to understand COVID-19 in Maine

During the past five months of the coronavirus pandemic, Mainers and other Americans have been inundated with numbers. Confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita. Death rates. Test positivity rates. Hospitalization rates. Available ICU beds.  There is a staggering number of...
Coronavirus in Maine: Timeline

Coronavirus in Maine: Timeline

The first Mainer suspected of contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, returned from a trip to Italy on March 6 with symptoms of a cold. By then, more than 100,000 people had been infected by the coronavirus worldwide, COVID-19 had claimed...
Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines — July

Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines — July

As the coronavirus alters life in Maine, staying informed of the latest news and information is critically important as we all navigate the uncertainties that come with this pandemic. Maine has some tremendous journalists working tirelessly to keep the public...
Maine ignored as federal-state relations reach new low

Maine ignored as federal-state relations reach new low

Federal-state relations have reached a new low. Previously, I discussed how the federal government has worn away the powers of one-time sovereign states.  In reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration has treated the states almost as if they are...