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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.
All democracies must try to counteract forms of “market censorship” that afflict profit-driven systems, favoring some voices while filtering out others.
Fevers, I have learned, are far more lethal when they afflict nations.
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.
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.
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.
Wilkie had delayed the interviews for several months, telling Missal he was concentrating on the novel coronavirus, which afflicted thousands of veterans.
Without a proper count of cases and deaths, advocates argue, officials cannot direct scrutiny or resources to afflicted homes.
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.

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