The A1 Verse: Hope in the time of coronavirus

By Thomas Gaulkin | December 7, 2020

trump blowing coronavirus dandelion covid pandemic Illustration by Thomas Gaulkin (Freepik / Open Clipart)

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred today, December 7, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


Vaccine May Ship In Days As Cases Surpass Record

(From the original by Michael D. Shear, Apoorva Mandavilli and Jill Cowan)

an ambitious timetable 
by mid-January
by the end of the week
Really within days
Within 24 hours
within hours
the hopeful comments
continued


As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

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