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  • April 19, 2021
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Radically intelligent alien beings create a supercomputer called Deep Thought in Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Deep Thought’s sole purpose is to determine “The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.” Deep Thought spends 7 1/2 million y…

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Pennsylvanians ages 16 and older. This decision came at a time when health care providers across our community were anxiously waiting for the state to open up vaccine eligibility — we finally had vacc…

Back in the halcyon days of March 2020, before the impact of the novel coronavirus was so devastating, I placed a phone call to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. I was curious why the early briefings and data collection did not include any mention of the tens of thousands of Pennsylvani…

There’s good reason to think that having more public health capacity in communities would make sense. There’s also good reason to think that the county level could be the right level of government to house that capacity. And, given the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the right time for Lancaster C…

Last spring, just after schools pivoted to virtual learning, dozens of parents from the School District of Lancaster signed an op-ed calling attention to the plight of our district in light of the pandemic (“Public school funding at risk during pandemic,” April 25 LNP | LancasterOnline).

As restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment venues and other small employers looked forward to the higher capacity limits and fewer restrictions that began Sunday, there was a sense of optimism that the worst of this yearlong COVID-19 nightmare may finally be behind us.

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