Category Archives: DC

A Personal Anecdote About Vaccine Mandates

My gym recently adopted a vaccine mandate two weeks ago–you have to show your vaccination card (which is then entered in their system, so you don’t have to bring it every time) to gain entry. I’ve noticed some changes in … Continue reading

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D.C. Box

Observed at the corner of 14th and R, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Getting Better

Though with a significant caveat. Before we get to that, only Wards 2 and 3 are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades … Continue reading

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My Real COVID-19 Concern about Schools: What We Can Learn from D.C.’s Minimal School Testing

D.C.–not Wor-Shing-Tun, but D.C.–tests roughly ten percent of its student per week. While that is nowhere near enough testing to allay parents’ concerns that their child’s classroom is COVID-free or actually control spread, D.C.’s inadequate testing still gives us some … Continue reading

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Birthday, Unfinished

Observed at Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: The Decline Is Slowing

And in a couple of wards, stalling. Before we get to that, only Ward 3 is below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades … Continue reading

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Rage Is the Appropriate Emotion

Each flag represents one COVID-19 death in the U.S., most of which did not need to happen. This was an utter breakdown of governance and individual civic duty (observed on the Mall, D.C.):

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Another Good Decline

With a caveat though. Before we get to that, only Ward 3 is below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades can reopen (0.05% … Continue reading

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Snake and Bird

Observed at the corner of 15th and Swann Streets NW, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: The Good News Is the Decline…

…the bad news is where it’s declining from. Before we get to that, no wards are below the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 per week–which also is the threshold the CDC suggests schools for all grades … Continue reading

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