A Maine Perspective on the Pandemic–The Commoners Pay the Most

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By Laurie Dobson

Recently I decided to hit the road in my home state, embarking on a journey  that brought me across the far reaches of Maine. I sought out to connect with as many regular people as I could, and report on the impacts of the COVID-19 “vaccine” mandates across the state. I travelled for six days through five northern Maine counties--going eastward along the seacoast through Hancock and Washington Counties, then northward to the Canadian border at Lubec. Collecting stories in each place, I drove through native lands to Aroostook, Presque Isle, Caribou and Fort Fairfield; then west through Amish country to Baxter State Park and The Golden Road under Mt. Kathadin. Heading back down, I passed through lumber mill towns, Millinocket, Mattawamkeag, Lincoln, Bangor, Bucksport, Ellsworth and then back ‘Downeast.’ 

This journey took me along a similar route described by Thoreau, who famously wrote about his trek in “The Maine Woods.” Thoreau wrote, in 1864, that “there, certainly men would live forever, and laugh at death a...

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