Category: Pandemic

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic October 2022

More things continue to return to normal across the US, almost as if the pandemic never happened. That is with the exception of economic pain from a raging inflation that owes its origins to disruptions during the pandemic. But things are definitely not back… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic October 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic September 2022

Another month begins with nearly 100,000 officially recorded new cases per day and around 500 deaths, numbers that just show no sign of abating. Many Americans it seems have become desensitized to the continuing spread of coronavirus, illness, and deaths.  Less than 30% of… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic September 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic August 2022

As the month begins, the US continues to be stuck in a plateau of about 400 COVID deaths each and every day. Some 12,500 died in the month of July.  Approaching 2 1/2 years into the pandemic, there have now been about 1,030,000 official… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic August 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic July 2022

Global health experts estimate that vaccines have saved the lives of nearly 20 million people around the world with 2 million of these in the US. Officially, there have been 6.3 million deaths due to the virus, which many officials think is a gross… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic July 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic June 2022

The Biden Administration announced that vaccine shots for children 5 and under could be ready to go before the end of this month, pending final approval from the CDC and FDA. This would be the last group of Americans, some 18 million, to become… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic June 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic May 2022

This month US officially surpassed 1 million deaths due to COVID. President Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff and reminded Americans that the pandemic was not over. As if this number was not shocking enough, many health officials say the actual number… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic May 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2022

Over 500 million official coronavirus cases have now been recorded across the world in two years since the pandemic began. Public health experts claim the actual number of fatalities, out of a total global population of nearly 8 billion, is likely much higher. As… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2022

The month begins with the official global death count from COVID surpassing 6 million. Public health experts say the actual number is likely much higher, perhaps closer to 18 million, due to poor or misleading record keeping. Rates of infection in parts of Asia… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2022

Just after the start of the grim third year of the pandemic, the US surpasses 900,000 confirmed deaths.  Over 100,000 were added in just the last 60 days. Could anyone have imagined two years ago that a million would perish from Coronavirus, especially since… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2022

The World Health Organization reported that nearly 10 million new COVID cases were recorded  around the world during the first week of January, breaking all previous records. An additional 45,000 new deaths were also added to the heartbreaking toll. WHO officials warned that the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2022”