William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 12:25 PM PDT
Shame on the State of Vermont. Under the state’s plan for distributing the COVID vaccine, all blacks, indigenous people, and people of color are eligible to get the vaccine. Only whites 40 years and older and eligible to get the vaccine. So, imagine a 39 year-old white father of four who is the sole...Read More »
Randall G. Holcombe
| Saturday April 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM PDT
There’s only one reason to require COVID vaccine passports: to coerce people into getting the vaccine. While vaccination is not required, a passport requirement would say, “Whether you get the vaccine is up to you, but if you want to travel or shop or do anything outside your home, a passport is required.” For...Read More »
Abigail R. Hall Blanco
| Monday February 1, 2021 at 11:42 AM PST
Chatting with a friend the other day we came upon the topic of vaccines. We discussed states’ differing approaches to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, when we thought our elderly relatives might receive it, and our hopes for getting the vaccine ourselves. During our conversation, my friend mentioned that he heard Black Americans are less...Read More »
Raymond J. March
| Monday January 4, 2021 at 4:35 PM PST
It’s been nearly twelve months since Covid-19 reached the United States. Since then, more than 19 million U.S. citizens have contracted the disease, resulting in just over 334,000 deaths. Well-intended but often misguided policy responses have added high unemployment, financial strife, and widespread mental health concerns to an already deeply troubling situation.