Category: Politics

Politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (a usually hierarchically organized population) as well as the interrelationship(s) between communities. Politics is about achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a given society. Formally, politics refers to the operation of a system of government and publicly defined institutions and procedures. Political parties, public policy or discussions about war and foreign affairs would fall under the category of “formal” Politics. Many people view formal politics as something outside of themselves, but it can still affect their daily lives.

CDC Building 17 in Atlanta, Georgia, as seen from Emory University

Contextualizing COVID-19

One of the problems with the news summaries I read hammering home the point that 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 is that most people can’t put that into context,...