#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

#602 — Kenya Takes Care of Itself

Health workers walk after disinfecting a residence where Kenya’s first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in Rongai, near Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by: REUTERS / Baz Ratner. This illustrates the point that Kenyan health officials have been proactive from the first case. ***** Current count in Kenya as of Thursday, May 7: 607 confirmed cases, 29 deaths, 197 recovered, and 28,002 READ MORE

#601 — Sub-Saharan Africa Tackles Covid-19

On April 27, Simon Atkinson of BBC News wrote in Coronavirus and climate: Australia’s chance to shift to green energy, “Australia is faring far better during the pandemic than many nations – with fewer than 6,800 confirmed cases and 83 deaths reported as of late April.” Look at the chart above and notice how much better Kenya is doing than READ MORE

#600 — More on Covid-19 in Kenya

Ventilator developed by 16 Kenyatta University students from the engineering, nursing, medicine and pharmacy schools. All parts were sourced within Kenya and can be constructed at a cost of $5,000. They are patenting the machine. It needs to be thoroughly tested and certified by the government before 50 ventilators per week will be constructed. ***** Current count in Kenya as READ MORE

#599 — The Red Balloon

Watching movies together on my laptop. From left, Rembo (4), Griffin (12), Brian (6), me (ancient), Trinah (6), and Faith(7). My posting last week on the book, Totto-chan, was well received. I thought that I might give additional suggestions for possibilities of children and adults during this time of home isolation. When I grew up in Clayton, Missouri, the school READ MORE

#597 — Totto-chan: The Girl at the Window

I guess I don’t always have to write about Kenya or Africa, so today is an American/Japanese story. In 1985 I moved to Nyack, New York, and attended Rockland Friends Meeting. As soon as I moved my membership from Pittsburgh Meeting to Rockland Meeting, I was appointed to the Ministry and Worship Committee. At that time I was 41 years READ MORE

#596 — Update on Covid-19 in Kenya

Police officers control traffic at a roadblock at Lukenya area in Athi River following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that people should not travel in or out of Nairobi metropolitan area. [Peterson Githaiga, Standard] Current count in Kenya as of Thursday, April 9: 184 confirmed cases, 7 deaths, and 12 recovered. This is an increase in the last week of 74 READ MORE