From December 12, 2019, when a number of individuals in Wuhan, China, began to experience fever and shortness of breath to November 26, 2021, 260,092, 573 people world wide have contracted COVID-19, with 5, 182, 579 of these cases resulting in death.
In the late fall of 2021, the virus which had already transitioned from its original configuration to Delta, a more serious form, mutated into Omicron, a variant whose capacity to infect, cause serious illness and potentially kill, has yet to be determined.
Given its already devastating impact, COVID-19 will surely continue to challenge health care systems while likely further disrupting the world's economy as well as intensifying political and societal discord.
Deborah Hart Strober was born in Newark, New Jersey, due to what she calls an "accident" of birth in that she was supposed to come into this world at Beth Israel hospital in New York City.
Her father, a well-known journalist, and his pregnant wife had been invited to attend the New Jersey premiere of Gone With the Wind. Just before the intermission, Deborah's mother went into labor. Rushed to Newark's Beth Israel hospital, she would give birth two hours later.
Ms. Hart Strober, known professionally as Deborah Hart, attended Barnard College and the American Academy of...
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Gerald Strober was born in Brooklyn, NY. He received a B.A. in history from Gordon College and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from New York University where he was a National Defense Fellow.
Gerald served on the national interreligious affairs staff of the American Jewish Committee, authored Religion and the New Majority (with Lowell Streiker) and American Jews: Community in Crisis and was active in the presidential primary campaigns of senators Robert Kennedy and Henry Jackson.
He, and his wife, Deborah Hart Strober operated a boutique media relations company specializin...
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