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Paving the Way: Colin Powell’s Career and Legacy

Colin Powell, former secretary of state and at one time the highest-ranking Black person in the nation, passed away on Monday, October 18 from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. Despite being fully vaccinated, Powell’s fight with multiple myeloma had significantly weakened his immune system.

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Mandates to Vaccinate: A Brief History

Vaccination requirements aren’t new in the United States. Many infectious diseases have resulted in mandatory inoculations at the federal and state level—well before today’s health and safety measures were put into place.

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The History of America’s Favorite Government Agency

During the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us hunkered down at home, mail carriers were on the streets six days a week. But to understand the full scope of the postal service’s impact, one must take a step back to consider the history of mail delivery.

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NEW DATABASE! COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law

While we may not know what the next months will bring in this COVID-19 pandemic, HeinOnline has launched COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law to empower its users with information. Join us as we explore what we do know so far about the COVID-19 pandemic.