Getting wired for 2022, with clear vision
The nation received what felt like something of an early Christmas gift last week — news that the federal government on Dec. 22 approved Pfizer’s Paxlovid, the first pill to treat COVID. The Food and Drug Administration shortly afterward approved a Merck pill, molnupiravir, that is believed to be somewhat less effective but no less encouraging as another line of attack on coronavirus.
State Republican lawmakers appear to be looking to add a significant burden to teachers and schools with a possible law that would likely provide little benefit to parents but mountains of hassle to educators.
Scenes from last week’s tornadoes that ripped a deadly path through parts of Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri are devastating and heartbreaking. Severe storms also brought death and destruction to parts of Arkansas and Tennessee.
COVID cases are spiking again across Indiana. Hospitalizations have increased at an alarming rate. A stubbornly high number of Hoosiers continue to refuse to be vaccinated. And now, a new variant looms.
Hoosiers showed their hospitality in ways that long will be remembered by refugees from Afghanistan who briefly called Camp Atterbury home.
In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin released a long-winded treatise on Ukraine — the country’s history both medieval and modern, its kinship with the Russian Motherland, and its latter-day relations with the West. Mixing truths with half-truths and outright falsehoods, it rested on the dominant theme that the notion of Ukraine as its own nationality, ethnicity, culture and language is a figment, and that Ukrainians and Russians have always been, and always will be, “one people.”
Robert J. Dole — war hero, senator, presidential candidate, Kansan — has died, at the age of 98.
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