Plague Year

personal history by Frank Diamond In September 2019, I got laid off from my job as an editor of a trade publication that covered the managed health care industry. (That publication, Managed Care, has since gone belly-up.) It’s a common story in publishing but fortunately, in November, I landed another job with another trade publication … Continue reading Plague Year

Idea That COVID-19 Began as a Lab Leak Spreads

HERE'S A FREELANCE ARTICLE THAT I WROTE TODAY (JANUARY 5, 2021) At first it was the stuff of conspiracy theorists. Most experts, and certainly the bulk of the public, believed that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) started as a result of someone eating a bat in the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China. There were whispers … Continue reading Idea That COVID-19 Began as a Lab Leak Spreads

Unknown Winter Soldiers Not Forgotten

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE PHILADELPHIA EVENING BULLETIN IN DECEMBER 2006. It is about 325 steps, depending upon the length of your stride, from the door of the tavern, to a wedge of hallowed ground at the corner of Flowers and Bellevue avenues. Here, in Langhorne Borough, rests the gravesite of approximately — by the local … Continue reading Unknown Winter Soldiers Not Forgotten