Monthly Archives: March 2020

Indiana County COVID-19 rumors commence

Coronavirus diary By David Loomis INDIANA – The rumor raised questions. It got some responses, but not many answers. A second-hand source said a nurse assigned to the intensive-care-unit at Indiana Regional Medical Center was now a patient in the … Continue reading

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Seeking campus clarity on Covid-19

Coronavirus diary By David Loomis INDIANA – World War C is on. Our self-anointed “wartime president” has predicted “total victory” over the coronavirus. Alas, the commander in chief created his own fog of war for his recent pronouncement on the … Continue reading

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Jim, Joe and ‘Reggie’: coronavirus and climate

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Pop quiz: The respected medical journal The Lancet has called it the health issue of the century. What is it? Hint: It’s not coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19.  Answer: It’s climate change. OK, … Continue reading

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IUP water fountains and coronavirus

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Crises present opportunities for leaders to speak clearly and act boldly. Think President George W. Bush atop the rubble of the World Trade Tower following 9/11. Think New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern … Continue reading

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Second Amendment sanctuary effort targets Indiana County

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – On Feb. 12, three men reportedly representing a local gun-rights group confronted Indiana County commissioners with a draft ordinance to declare the locality a Second Amendment sanctuary against perceived state and federal government gun-grabs. … Continue reading

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