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The preacher and the outbreak

The preacher and the outbreak

As news broke about Calvary Baptist Church’s COVID-19 outbreak, Pastor Todd Bell shined his black shoes. Before the Sanford reverend spoke to his church, Bell took a picture of his polished wingtips and his leather-bound black Bible resting on the corner of his desk. ...
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...