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Covid was diabolically crafted to afflict a world in which we were already raw, sore and constantly rubbing up against other, generating friction as we circulated both globally and locally.
THE VIRUS CAUSED MORE THAN A PANDEMIC. IT SET US ALL ABLAZE.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All democracies must try to counteract forms of “market censorship” that afflict profit-driven systems, favoring some voices while filtering out others.
THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE WON’T SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS — BUT IT CAN FOSTER NEEDED DEBATEVICTOR PICKARDFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Fevers, I have learned, are far more lethal when they afflict nations.
THE U.S. CAPITOL ATTACKED REMINDED ME OF THE 1979 US EMBASSY SEIZURE AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EXTREMISM WINSROYA HAKAKIANJANUARY 19, 2021TIME
The act gives pharmaceutical companies tax credits, market exclusivity, and other incentives to develop drugs for “orphan” diseases, which are defined as illnesses that afflict fewer than 200,000 people in the US.
HOW TO FIX THE ORPHAN DRUG PROBLEM DRIVING UP MEDICAL COSTSNICOLE HASSOUNJANUARY 14, 2021QUARTZ
They had all been infected by a form of pox that afflicts cows but is relatively harmless to humans, and Jenner surmised that the cowpox had given them immunity to smallpox.
MRNA TECHNOLOGY GAVE US THE FIRST COVID-19 VACCINES. IT COULD ALSO UPEND THE DRUG INDUSTRYWALTER ISAACSONJANUARY 11, 2021TIME
Port of San Diego commissioners stalled making a decision on a project that would add hundreds of heavy-duty trucks trips through one of California’s most air pollution-afflicted areas.
MORNING REPORT: REAL ESTATE DEALS DOGGED FAULCONER’S TENUREVOICE OF SAN DIEGODECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Wilkie had delayed the interviews for several months, telling Missal he was concentrating on the novel coronavirus, which afflicted thousands of veterans.
VA WATCHDOG TOLD PROSECUTORS HIS PROBE OF SECRETARY WILKIE’S EFFORT TO DISCREDIT HOUSE STAFFER TURNED UP POSSIBLE CRIMINAL CONDUCTLISA REIN, SPENCER HSUDECEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Without a proper count of cases and deaths, advocates argue, officials cannot direct scrutiny or resources to afflicted homes.
“WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO IS DEAD OR ALIVE”: TRAPPED INSIDE AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY DURING THE PANDEMICBY AVA KOFMANNOVEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
Furthermore, psychiatrists have deemed many visions the result of sleep paralysis, a poorly understood condition in which the afflicted wake up and find themselves unable to move.
WHY DO WE SEE GHOSTS?JAKE BITTLEOCTOBER 6, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
The first person to consult, the last to afflict—a mother—should not be the victim of her daughter's feelings.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY

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