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The American Nations and the Geography of Covid-19 Vaccinations

[[ Please standby for correct map here]] As the delta variant has overtaken the United States, refilling hospital intensive care units and killing many thousands of each week, Americans are… Read more »

The Year of Living Distantly

  We’re one year into the global pandemic and I, at least, feel my heart rate increase when I think back to those scary days in late March and early… Read more »

Maine: Why the growing regional disconnect between vaccine need and supply?

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald I explored why the state’s top public health official had to essentially do a two-minute advertisement to help the mass vaccination site in Bangor fill… Read more »

Maine and the pandemic: where things stand 11 months on

  The second, deadlier coronavirus surge is ebbing in Maine and the U.S. generally — a good juncture to step back and see where we’ve been, how things appeared to… Read more »

Post-coup attempt, Sen. King and Rep. Pingree support Trump removal via 25th Amendment

A day after President Trump incited a mob to attack the Capitol in Washington, triggering five deaths and the evacuation of the building, half of Maine’s Congressional delegation — that’s… Read more »

COVID-19 continues its surge in Maine, stressing hospitals

Maine is fortunate to be doing better than almost any other state in the U.S. when it comes to containing the pandemic, but that isn’t saying much. Over the past… Read more »

Covid-19 continues surging in Maine, stressing contact tracing, hospitals

Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully you’re all spending it, as I am, in small gatherings because Covid-19 is exploding across the United States and until late January it doesn’t appear there will… Read more »

Covid hospitalizations surge to record levels in Maine

I monitor the Covid-19 inpatient trends at Maine’s hospitals on a weekly basis and this past week was especially bad. Maine, which has been one of the most Covid-limited states… Read more »

New allegations against a Maine “medical supply” company led by man facing fraud indictments

It’s Election Day 2020. Stay safe and, if you pray, do so for the survival of the American Experiment. In my Maine reporting, I’ve been focused on the other crisis… Read more »

The Preacher and the Plague: a profile of the Maine pastor at the center of a notorious super spreader event

On August 7th, an obscure independent fundamentalist Baptists pastor presided over a wedding at a church he founded in the northern Maine town of East Millinocket, which was followed by… Read more »