Pacific Northwest and Disaster Related News

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20 Oct: Hammer and Dance – COVID Reasserts Itself

Coronavirus cases in the United States are surging toward their third peak in eight months. More than 70,000 new infections were recorded on Friday, the most in a single day since July, and the country recently surpassed eight million total cases.

19 Aug: Hammer and Dance – ZOOM Fatigue

COVID-19 may not seem like a traditional natural disaster.
However, there are psychological element effects of
COVID-19 that resemble the same thoughts, feelings, and driven behaviors as natural disasters. Depression and anxiety are common mental health issues that can affect anyone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

12 Aug: Hammer and Dance – Societal Behavior Health

“No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live out a lifetime … They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat.” (Isaiah 65:20-22 NRSV)