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Meghan FitzGerald


The unvaccinated find themselves increasingly isolated

This past week I spent time coaxing a neighbor into going to the emergency department because he was having trouble breathing, and felt like...

Balance or bounce? The great out-of-office debate 

One CEO of a major financial institution was recently quoted as saying, “If you can go out to eat dinner with others, you can...

This must be the place: Martha’s Vineyard

If there were a song for your 2021 Martha’s Vineyard playlist, a contender would be “This Must Be the Place” by the Talking Heads.  With...

Endless summer: COVID-19 edition

Martha's Vineyard is remote and difficult to reach, which is part of its unique allure. However, COVID-19 has an all-access ferry pass, can take...

Home alone: Life as an elder orphan during COVID

Last week marked a somber milestone, when the U.S. crossed 500,000 deaths due to COVID-19. I spent a few hours trying to identify trends...

I got vaccinated this week, and here is what I learned

As a volunteer nurse, I was fortunate to get vaccinated for COVID-19 this past week. I counted 17-plus healthcare workers directly involved in a...

Restoring a depleted healthcare workforce 

The COVID-19 pandemic has directed unprecedented resources to advance research and recovery efforts at incredible speed. Yet this necessary challenging of resources has taken...

A case for teaching public health in schools

The best way to promote population health is to educate and engage the community who has the most to win: our youth. In high school,...