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The American Nations and the Geography of the Pandemic Response

Depressingly, as the global coronavirus pandemic unfolded, President Trump took measures that helped it along: denying it existed; denying it was more serious than the seasonal flu; denying it was… Read more »

In Maine, state having difficulty gathering critical pandemic data from hospitals

In the past few days I’ve written a couple of times on an unexpected problem with Maine’s pandemic response planning: more than three weeks into the crisis, the state Center… Read more »

Maine and the medical supply chain amid the pandemic

Everyone in the Portland Press Herald newsroom is on a full-court press to cover the pandemic and I’ve been following supply chain issues this week. In today’s paper I have… Read more »

Maine company taking orders for masks, Covid-19 tests, but its leader is facing criminal fraud indictments

Last week, the Boston Globe reported that a Maine company represented by former Portland legislator Diane Russell had reached out to Massachusetts officials and was supplying nearly a million urgently… Read more »

Maine island life in the time of coronavirus

At the moment the coronavirus pandemic “got real” in Maine — the announcement of the first confirmed case here — I was on Cheabeague Island with Press Herald colleague and… Read more »

Maine’s EMS system in crisis

Maine is the least densely populated state this side of the Missouri River, and that’s put it on the frontlines of a nationwide crisis for Emergency Medical Services — the… Read more »

US Surgeon General on American Nations and public health

I ran across this one accidentally on Twitter. Last week, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams gave the keynote address at the American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week Forum… Read more »

Sen. Collins opposes Senate health bill

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I report on how Maine’s U.S. Senators have reacted to the latest Republican Senate health care bill. Both oppose it in no uncertain terms, with… Read more »