Category: Pandemics

Entering A Holiday Season Without Plans

This week’s Courier Herald column: I wrote a piece on my blog for Good Friday that began “If you want to make God Laugh, tell him your plans.”  That was what seems like years ago, when we were still trying to come to grips with all of the changes a pandemic was forcing upon us. 

Everything Isn’t Awful

This week’s Courier Herald column: 2020 has presented unique challenges that most of us wouldn’t have dreamed of a year ago.  We’ve added social unrest and a pandemic to an election year, and forced a shutdown of much of the economy in the process.  It’s not surprising that much of the news these days is

Congress Is Holding The Unemployed Hostage For Bailouts

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgians who find themselves unemployed due to the pandemic are no longer receiving additional unemployment insurance payments due to gridlock in Washington.  That’s the nice, sanitized way that the current situation is currently being reported.  It sounds much nicer and less sinister than reporting that those hardest hit by the

Governor Kemp Withdraws Suit With City of Atlanta; To Issue New Executive Order

The following is a statement released from Governor Brian Kemp’s office, regarding the lawsuit over local mask mandates and a subsequent lawsuit with the City of Atlanta: “I sued the City of Atlanta to immediately stop the shuttering of local businesses and protect local workers from economic instability. For weeks, we have worked in good

Get Over It. Wear A Mask

This week’s Courier Herald column: Let’s not mince words here.  We need to be wearing masks if we have any hope of ending the pandemic early. Yes, I’m willing to acknowledge those who claim the pandemic hasn’t been politicized are being willfully ignorant or flat out lying.  You are also correct if you point out