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Curious, questioning, and investigative in Washington, DC
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Did you know that racism trumped saving lives in the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic in the U.S.?
In the fall of 1918, the United States experienced a severe shortage of professional nurses during the flu pandemic because large numbers of them were deployed to military camps in the United States and abroad. This shortage was made worse by the fa...
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May 25, 2020
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Health
Is it possible to develop a peanut allergy all of a sudden later in life?
I had a really bad time last night. Around 11:00 PM I was hungry so I ate a snack of 2 ounces of peanuts. I opened up a new jar of peanuts. About 20 minutes later I developed a horrible and painful itching all over my body and extremities. I coul...
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May 19, 2020
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Doing Good
How do your high schoolers feel about prom being cancelled?
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Apr 27, 2020
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Education
San Francisco virtually devoid of people. Eerie, isn't it?
Reminds me of a scene from the movie, On the Beach.
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Apr 25, 2020
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Doing Good
Do you believe we're coming out of the epidemic or is the worst yet to come?
Today Mike Pence said: “I truly do believe that if we all continue to do that kind of social distancing and other guidance broadly from federal and state officials, that we’re going to put this coronavirus in the past. I believe by early June we’re g...
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Apr 24, 2020
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Doing Good
What do you look like in your COVID mask?
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Apr 23, 2020
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Doing Good
Do you think this could have been a case of coronavirus?
In middle to late February I came down with a peculiar illness. At the time I didn't think about coronavirus, but in retrospect I wonder if it was coronavirus. In the evening I became acutely nauseated. I vomited. When I stood up to go to th...
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Apr 23, 2020
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Health
What do you think of the phrase, "the new normal?" Do you use it (or overuse it)?
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Apr 21, 2020
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Doing Good
Can you wait any longer for the nightmare to end?
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Apr 19, 2020
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Doing Good
Wouldn't it make you uncomfortable if your doctor told you he dreams about you?
My doctor told me he dreams about me breaking into his house and making eggs and sausages in his kitchen -- and eating them!! Isn't that wild?
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Apr 18, 2020
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Health
HIV was identified in 1984. Researchers have yet to develop a vaccine. Does the public understand that developing a vaccine isn't necessarily easy?
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Apr 17, 2020
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Health
Why would someone with a law degree choose to not work as a lawyer and do something completely different from his qualification?
. . . and settle for a lot less money?
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Apr 17, 2020
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Doing Good
What would be your favorite place to social distance?
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Apr 15, 2020
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Doing Good
Coronavirus: Isn't it illegal for a merchant to refuse a cash payment?
I was in a store today and tried to pay by credit card. My card was declined. I said to the merchant, "I'll have to pay cash." The merchant said, "I'd prefer if you pay by card. Don't you have another card?" I ...
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Apr 13, 2020
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Doing Good
Barber shops are closed in Washington, DC. What do you think of my DIY haircut?
Barber shops are closed in DC. I bought my own clippers and cut my own hair. Not bad!! The clippers were $40 and I spend $35 for a haircut. So it was a good deal. I think I'll cut my own hair all the time now and save the money! What do you t...
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Apr 5, 2020
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Doing Good
Men, is your barber shop closed because of the epidemic? What do you plan to do if your hair gets too long?
I was thinking of getting my own clippers and shaving my head. I can't stand long hair.
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Mar 28, 2020
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Doing Good
What are you doing to cope with "lockdown boredom?"
Today I listened to the Beethoven string quartets all day. I love Beethoven but this is getting to be too much!
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Mar 28, 2020
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Doing Good
Did your grandmother have a plastic-covered sofa in her living room?
Years ago, people -- it seemed often people who came from an immigrant background -- would cover their furniture with clear plastic covers. You'd go into a family living room and all the furniture would be covered in plastic. You'd sit do...
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Feb 12, 2020
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Doing Good
I had this dream a few days ago. What do you think it means?
I am in London, England. I am on vacation. I am walking around the city as a tourist. There are construction sites everywhere. Foundations are being dug. There is mud everywhere, on the streets. In the distance I see a central district with ta...
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Feb 7, 2020
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Doing Good
Was it wrong of my sister to say that she thought my therapist was patronizing and insincere?
I told my sister that at my last therapy session my therapist told me I was "creative," that I was a worthwhile person, and that I worked very hard in therapy. My sister said my therapist sounded patronizing and insincere.
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Jan 18, 2020
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Doing Good
 
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