Posts Tagged ‘coronavirus’

Keeping Children Safe

As a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sean O’Leary talks about the impact of coronavirus on school openings. In this interview with Tom Deignan, he also talks about his heritage and the traditions that helped shaped his identity. Dr. Sean O’Leary has vivid memories of lively family reunions from his youth, which took place inRead more..

Easter 1916 a Terrible Beauty

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher This Easter time, despite Coronavirus and the suffering and isolation it has caused we should pause to remember the 104th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising which reminds us of the extraordinary sacrifices of previous generations. It should give us inspiration that fighting against the odds whether they be a deadlyRead more..

A Teacher Learns A Lesson

By Tom Deignan About a month ago, if you’d asked me how things were going, I could only shrug.  Busy, busy, busy. My day job as an English teacher sends me on an hour and 45 minute trek from New Jersey to Brooklyn  – at a high school Mondays through Fridays, and a college onRead more..

The U.S. could learn from Ireland how to handle COVID-19

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Ireland appears to have done a remarkable job holding infection and death numbers down from the coronavirus..  As of Thursday, this week they had under 100 fatalities and 3,900 infections.  The experts had suggested the Irish would have 15,000 infected by the end of March with death numbers as high as 500. What have theyRead more..