Category: Pandemic

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”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic December 2021

The last month of the year begins with a fifth wave of COVID, at this time fueled largely by the Delta variant, gaining momentum across the country, all while the new Omicron mutant arrives onshore. More than a dozen states now report Omicron positive… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic December 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic November 2021

The month starts with the official global death toll from COVID-19 surpassing 5 million from an estimated 250 million cases. However, most public health experts advise this number is way undercounted. One reason that experts feel the numbers are underreported is the example of… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic November 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic October 2021

The month starts with the nation passing 700,000 deaths from COVID. And tragically, a public health expert suggested that nearly 100,000 of these fatalities occurred after vaccines were widely available. Daily death rates are still near 2,000 but falling now that the 4th Delta… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic October 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic September 2021

As the month begins the US passes 40 million confirmed cases with 650,000 deaths. Experts predict we will end the year with fatalities topping 750,000 from the start of the pandemic. Who could have predicted or even imagined these grim numbers when all this… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic September 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic August 2021

Finally, the country passes President Biden’s goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated with just under 160 million adults. Yet, a pandemic of the unvaccinated is still ravaging mostly conservative, rural parts of the country where vaccination rates are often less than 30%. New… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic August 2021”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic July 2021

As the month begins, the global death count from COVID passes the 4 million mark. Many think that number, already tragic, is far lower than the actual count.¬† The highest death rates are currently in the Southern Hemisphere. Some 3.3 billion doses of various… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic July 2021”