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Opinion | Rapid Development of Vaccines to New Pathogens Is a Process Whose Time Has Come

Staff Consortium | December 13, 2020

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for emergency use and it is expected that the Moderna vaccine will soon follow. If you want our lives to get back to some semblance of normal, please plan to take the vaccine when it becomes available. Unless a significant number of us do, the pandemic will continue to plague and take our lives. Yes, the vaccines were developed in record time, but that is something that needed to happen. Back in 2004, I joined a colleague, Jim Turner, in introducing HR. 4258, The Rapid Pathogen Identification to Delivery of Cures Act. One summary describes its purpose this way: To promote technological advancements that will dramatically reduce the timeframe for the development of new medical countermeasures to treat or prevent disease caused by infectious disease agents or toxins that, through natural processes or intentional…

After Years of Roadblocks, VIGL Abandons Horse Racing…

Staff Consortium | December 13, 2020

Dear Editor, As you may be aware, VIGL has decided not to seek a renewal or extension of the Temporary…

Letter to the Editor: Substitute Teachers are Being…

Staff Consortium | December 02, 2020

Dear Virgin Islands Community,  I am writing this letter on behalf of all the Substitute Teachers in…

Op-Ed: Virgin Islanders, We Are at a Crossroads

Staff Consortium | November 29, 2020

Dear Editor, At a time when new national and local representatives are set to take office, the sobering…

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Staff Consortium | September 12, 2020

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A Call to Action to End Gun Violence

Staff Consortium | July 14, 2020

Blood is saturating our streets and bullet-ridden bodies are filling our cemeteries. And before we can mourn one life –another is quickly taken. The recent murder in broad daylight of two young men ...

Dear Editor, We Must Do Better

Staff Consortium | July 12, 2020

Dear Editor, Over the last few days, I couldn’t shake the thought of all the people in the Virgin Islands whose lives were taken, senselessly. The hundreds over the past 20 years.  Many so young,...

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