This is the 160th post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. 

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (March 16, 2020 – March 22, 2020):

Monday: “Fact Check: Joe Biden Has Advocated Cutting Social Security for 40 Years” by Ryan Grim, The Intercept


Tuesday: Learning from Epidemics” by Mary Ellen Gabriel, College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Wednesday: “Japanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, says China” by Justin McCurry, The Guardian


Thursday: As Italy quarantines over coronavirus, misleading reports of swans and dolphins in Venice canals go viral” by Anagha Srikanth, The Hill


Friday: Open-Access JSTOR Materials Accessible to the Public” by Orla Murnaghan, University Times


Saturday: U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic” by Shane Harris, et. al., The Washington Post


Sunday: A national crisis and a president incapable of empathy” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post 

Top Words

1. Said

2. Security

3. Social

4. Biden

5. people

6. Trump

7. virus

8. public

9. coronavirus

10. officials 

Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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