Has Chester started COVID-19 testing yet?

On March 23, Mayor Kirkland sent out a press release saying he intended to request COVID-19 tests for Chester. Those aren’t my words. This is from his press release. https://wp.me/p2kkJO-75y I don’t know if he still intends to request; has requested; had his request denied; or the tests are on the way. There hasn’t been an …

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Black folks, pollution, the president, and coronavirus are a deadly cocktail

I think it’s old news by now that Black and Brown folks are not faring well with COVID-19 compared to Whites and Asians. A lot of environmental racism occurs in America which contributes to the health conditions of the people living around polluting industries and the president isn’t helping by rolling back EPA regulations. Here’s …

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One critical group of hospital workers are being overlooked during coronavirus

Once upon a time, I was married to a hospital pharmacist where I learned a lot about a profession I knew little about. We’re all familiar with the drugstore pharmacist who fills our prescriptions and many hospitals have a pharmacy on the first floor which is a popular place to get your meds upon discharge …

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Libraries versus Larimer challenges what’s essential in Chester during coronavirus

Larimer Beer Company is pumping out beer because they can. You have to place and pay for your order online then pick up your 4-pack from a table set up outside the brewery. As long at the state says it’s okay, it’s okay. Crozer Library is closed. Since schools are out, the state says there’s …

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Young folks topping the middle aged folks with COVID-19 in DELCO

The map of COVID-19 cases in Delaware County indicates there are more people between the ages of 20-39 with the disease (133) than there are people between 50-69 – (130)  The difference is only 3 more cases for the youngsters, but there was a time not so long ago when people were saying young folks …

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Broadcasting from home has a different look & feel during coronavirus

When I watch these news reporters broadcasting from home, I’m reminded of that guy who was interviewed live on BBC from his home in what looked like an official office until his daughter walked in followed by a baby in a walker and had to be dragged out by a frantic lady. To his credit, …

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