Category: COVID

The incoherent handling of COVID

Reno Gazette Journal August 8, 2021 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/08/05/incoherent-handling-covid-sam-kumar/5494423001/ Last week, the CDC reversed its mask policy and issued a recommendation that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors in areas with substantial and high COVID transmission rates. California’s Governor Newsom followed suit. Just hours later, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak took the CDC recommendation and turned it […]

Sisolak Shutdowns are destroying Nevada’s Economy

Reno Gazette Journal March 28, 2021 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2021/03/26/its-time-open-nevada-business-sam-kumar/7005519002/ Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Governor Sisolak’s 30-day shutdown to flatten the curve. As we know, this was followed by a series of stay-at-home orders, park closures, mask mandates and a host of other restrictions through executive orders. Today, a year later, many businesses are still […]

The broader impact of COVID school closures

Reno Gazette Journal August 23, 2020 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/08/20/broader-impact-school-closures-sam-kumar/5614344002/ As reported in the Reno Gazette Journal, Washoe County schools opened the week of August 17. The School District’s plan allows full time in-person instruction for elementary school students, hybrid plan for middle schools and alternating days in-school and at home for high schools. While this plan was […]

The Tyrannical Overreach of Liberal Politicians

RGJ May 17, 2020 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/05/14/tyrranical-overreach-liberal-politicians-sam-kumar/5190245002/ As COVID-19 struck America, governors across the country implemented varying restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. While all states implemented some degree of restrictions, there were significant differences between the approach taken by Republican Governors compared to those by Democrat Governors. Republican Governors treaded cautiously with respect to […]

Unintended Consequences of Shutdown

Reno Gazette Journal May 3, 2020 https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/04/30/unintended-consequences-shutdown-sam-kumar/3055709001 As COVID-19 epidemic struck around the world, several countries around the world and many states around the US ordered the closure of non-essential services and issued varying degrees of stay-at-home orders. While these orders have been focused primarily on flattening the curve on COVID-19 infections and mortality, the […]

COVID-19 Response Requires Thoughtful, Tailored Solutions

As COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., several states have implemented measures that are intended to achieve social distancing. With few exceptions, states have issued some form of stay-at-home orders. While these stay-at-home orders are working, the varied nature of a large country like America calls for more surgical solutions to minimize the impact of COVID-19. […]

Should we be Worried about Coronavirus?

Coronavirus, whose medical term is COVID-19, originated in the Wuhan province of China in December. Since then, it has spread to over 100 countries around the world. Globally, we have close to 200,000 confirmed cases and nearly 8,000 deaths in over 150 countries and those numbers are rising. Over 80,000 patients have recovered from the […]