Bill Torpy: A lynching? No. But Arbery case certainly raises those ghosts
Two weeks ago, the killing of Ahmaud Arbery was a local tragedy.But in the past week, it has become a national exposition on race and justice, an emotional debate kicked off by the release of a video and accelerated by the pandemic’s lockdown.“There’s nothing on the news but coronavirus, so this came and is filling that,” former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers told me.Millions have seen the video of Arbery being tracked down in a Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood, confronted by a gun-toting father-son duo and then shot to death as he desperately struggled for the shotgun. That footage thrust t...
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Stanford's new coronavirus treatment approach: Hit hard — and early
Research efforts are laser-focused on finding coronavirus treatments to save the most critically ill.But what about everyone else?A new clinical trial at Stanford University is part of an emerging movement to find COVID-19 medicines that can be given almost immediately after infection, before the virus gains a firm foothold in the body.If effective, this strategy could ease the misery of the estimated 80% of patients who experience mild or moderate symptoms. It might also reduce the risk of progression in the 20% of people at great risk of dangerous disease, and even slow viral spread.Hopes ar...
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Astronaut Christina Koch hopes to inspire others to reach for the stars
DETROIT — Astronaut Christina Koch spent almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station, and seeing the distant beauty of the Great Lakes from her outer perch changed her view of humanity.“ … I’ll never forget the first time it kind of came into focus over the horizon and realizing you see the Great Lakes all together and then suddenly realizing … there’s like Lake Michigan, there’s the mitten … . It’s a really incredible feeling.”The Michigan native has been back on Earth for about six weeks after 328 days in space, the longest single spaceflight by a woman.Her status as one of few w...
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