Editorials

Making our way through this coronavirus marathon

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
We are beginning to see signs that our steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 are paying off. While the infection is still spreading swiftly in certain areas, in others that have adopted strong physical distancing and stay-at-home policies, the infection rate is leveling off and even dropping.

Don’t be afraid of dying of COVID-19, be afraid of causing someone else to die

    It’s likely that at least some of the restrictions we have all been living under for the past month and a half will begin to be lifted soon. That doesn’t, however, mean that you should run headlong back into the world as if everything is okay. It’s not.

Rest in peace, Percy

    The inability to visit loved ones—especially when you’ve lost a family member or friend—is one of the hardest things to deal with during the ongoing pandemic. And whether you knew him or not, we all lost a friend when Percy Pascoe died last week. Without him, you probably wouldn’t be reading this.

No time like the present to become a family with economic common sense

By Grant Black, Ph.D.
We are living in unprecedented times.  While this may feel like the worst of times to many, it is a perfect time to teach children the principles and practices that can prepare them to live comfortable, secure lives, even in the midst of severe uncertainties and challenges.  Children are experiencing – directly or indirectly – the effects of stay-at-home orders, limitations on activities, shortages of goods, restrictions on shopping, sharing devices, reduced income, lost wealth, and the list goes on.  As the old saying goes, “Experience is the best teacher.”  Seize the opportunity, then, to teach your children strategic decision-making and help them build sound financial behaviors even in the worst of times.

Hang in here with us!

By Tom Salisbury, Region 7 SBA Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Our will, along with the millions of small businesses we serve is being tested by the devastating impact of coronavirus (COVID-19.) I want to assure you we are working every day to make sure help is on the way.