Monthly Archives: April 2020


Caring for ‘the Beloved Community’ during Coronavirus

Nine years ago the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Undeserved published an article about how to protect vulnerable communities in the event of a pandemic. Yes, a pandemic. That was in 2011, way before a pandemic reared its ugly and life-threatening head in the United States, infecting nearly […]


Latinos Are 37 percent of Tri-County COVID-19 Cases

And One-Third of COVID-19 Cases in Central Florida It’s been said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a great equalizer, but that’s not exactly true. COVID-19 is opportunistic, targeting people wherever and whenever it can. However, the virus does not strike everyone alike. It does discriminate based on age and health […]


Comparing COVID-19 and Hurricane María Disaster Responses

The eery similarities between the disastrous federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane María in Puerto Rico in 2017 keep on coming. You can find my thoughts and comparisons of the two on the Facebook page for the new book, Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane María Survivors, […]