#614 — Readers’ Responses on Covid-19

One of the pictures from Idaho sent to me by Sam McElwain. Below I have pasted four responses from Report from Kenya readers on their observations about Covid-19. Ruth Hyde I feel fortunate to live in New York state where the virus is now under control because we have a governor who was on the radio every day urging people READ MORE

#612 — I’m Glad I’m Stuck in Kenya

With all the news about Covid-19 in the last six months, it probably past your notice that in mid-March, due to the pandemic, the US Peace Corps terminated all its 7,000+ volunteers worldwide and sent them back to the US. The volunteers then landed in the US when people were being laid off by the millions and so had great READ MORE

#611 — Covid-19 Update — Burundi and Kenya

Burundi’s new president, Evariste Ndayishimiye. Covid-19 Developments in Burundi: The late president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, almost certainly died of Covid-19. While the Burundi government has not confirmed this as the cause of death, the fact that the only ventilator was rushed upcountry from Bujumbura to the hospital where he was being treated, that on his death the government announced READ MORE

#606 — Covid-19 Success Cases in Eastern Africa

Current count in Kenya as of Thursday, May 28: 1,618 confirmed cases, 58 deaths, 421 recovered, and 70,172 people tested for the virus. This is an increase in the last week of 509 confirmed cases, 0 deaths, 45 decrease recovered, and 17,665 people tested (2,524 per day). Many of the new cases are in Nairobi slums where distancing is impossible. READ MORE

#605 — Covid-19 in Tanzania: Alarming.

People look at newspapers without adhering to physical-distancing guidelines in Dar es Salaam [Ericky Boniphace/AFP] Also no one is wearing a mask. Current count in Kenya as of Thursday, May 21: 1,109 confirmed cases, 50 deaths, 375 recovered, and 52,507 people tested for the virus. This is an increase in the last week of 351 confirmed cases, 8 deaths, 91 recovered, READ MORE

#604 — Lord of the Flies

Florence Reizenstein Middle School in Pittsburgh, PA. In September 1982, my daughter, Joy, entered the sixth grade at Reizenstein Middle School in Pittsburgh. This school opened in 1975 had been placed between the white community and the black community to help integrate the Pittsburgh public school system. It was later determined that this strategy does not work as the white READ MORE