Guest Column

May 21, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic struck our nation, South Jersey was getting back on its feet economically. Unfortunately, not all parts of New Jersey bounced back so quickly from the recession of years past and the closing of several casinos in Atlantic City made the road back that much longer.

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Disasters make us want to talk. We talk to share information and compare notes, for the feeling of belonging, and to make sense of things. But what happens, as with the COVID-19 crisis, when everyone is dealing with the same bad event simultaneously, when we seek out listeners to hear our concerns, ...

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The coronavirus pandemic exposes a surprising fact: Ninety-percent of all antibiotics, common cold and flu, and pain-relief medications found in America’s medicine cabinets are made in China, not the United States. America’s largest pharmaceutical companies now outsource to China the manufacture ...

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In this public health emergency, I am pleased to see the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) considers child care services to be “both critical and multifaceted,” while Gov. Phil Murphy describes child care professionals as “essential players.” We have seen school closures and a ...

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