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Friday, May 29, 2020
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Guest view from AARP: State must release more coronavirus nursing home data

By Lucretia Young, AARP Delaware State Director Thousands of nursing home and assisted living facilities in the U.S. have experienced COVID-19 outbreaks, and Delaware’s own facilities are seeing more than their share. According to the Kaiser...
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A $400 million COVID economic recovery plan from Land of Ben...

Hello everyone, Vermont's  Phil Scott has announced a bold economic recovery plan that's worth more than a passing look. Last week, the Republican governor from the state known for Ben & Jerry's, the band Phish and...
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A tale of two beach states

(Accompanying image shows the Ocean City boardwalk during  the pre-face mask summer of 2019. Dreamstime photo) Hello everyone, Shortly after this newsletter went out at noon on Tuesday, a release arrived from the governor's office announcing...
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Delaware, take a bow

Hello everyone, The beach areas got through the Memorial Day weekend with very few problems. This time around, there was none of the unwelcome national attention saw around St. Patty's Day - shortly before stay...
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Remembering the reason for Memorial Day

Good afternoon, The meaning of Memorial Day has been lost over the years as it became one of those Monday holidays that comes after that long period of no official three-day weekends. Instead, this weekend is...
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Nursing homes and COVID testing – Is a firmer approach needed?

Hello everyone, During a wide-ranging briefing on Monday with Gov. John Carney and Public Health chief Karyl Rattay, we did get one piece of sobering news. When it comes to testing all staff and patients at...
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A couple of overlooked stories

Hello everyone, The past 24 hours have led to a tidal wave of news. In addition to the increasingly contentious process of reopening Delaware, we had two stories that at any other time would have led...
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Drexel University lockdown report worth a look

Hello everyone, One coronavirus study worth checking out came out of    Drexel University in Philadelphia last week. The study reports that stay at home measures saved 200,000  lives and helped avoid two million expensive stays...
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Good news out of Sussex County

Hello everyone, Some good news emerged from Gov. John Carney’s  Friday press briefing. The press event came around the time the administration issued an outline of the June 1, Phase 1 openings and on the eve...
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Ocean City’s risky strategy

Hello everyone, Ocean City, Maryland and its mayor are plotting their own treacherous course in reopening hotels this weekend. The city’s Mayor Rick Meehan reportedly pushed for the opening earlier this month,  but hit a roadblock...