Richard Gelinas

Richard Gelinas

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Two remarkable events in the 18th century that were a consequence of the viral disease smallpox have lessons for us today: How a simple method for vaccination was reduced to practice and presented to … more
You have probably noticed it is getting hotter, as if the weather is out of balance. Earth’s energy flow is always in balance, but the planet-wide thermostat is now set to keep more heat. The … more
As vaccination rates against COVID-19 plateau in the U.S. or fall short of the number needed for herd immunity, it’s worth reminding ourselves how significant a breakthrough these vaccines are … more
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden brought the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Accord, revoked permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline and imposed a temporary moratorium on oil and gas … more
RAT 1 Hey kid, that popcorn is mine. Drop it. RAT 2 (Drops popcorn in order to speak.) Whoa, you must be the oldest rat around and I’ve seen a lot of rats in New Jersey. RAT 1 People come … more
Masks are an annoyance for those who use them, but do they really stop the spread of the virus? If so, which mask is best? Do you need a mask if you always social distance? more
Thanks for your congratulations on my success. Sorry about my tardy reply to your letter (KP News, May 2020), but I’ve been so busy lately, what with over 11 million COVID-19 cases and over … more
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