Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Timing and the Mask Mandate

The rollout could have been smoother.

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But What About the Most Vulnerable?

Some of our citizens are at greater risk under relaxed mask guidelines.

CDC Relaxes Mask Requirements (Again)

Most of us have suddenly gone from High to Low risk communities.

Do We Need a Fourth Covid Shot?

The reports are conflicting but I’d bet on Yes.

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Being Unvaccinated is Like Smoking

A new way to think about the problem.

Mask Mandates Ending Across America

Even liberal states like California and Massachusetts are moving on.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Ends in Windsor, Moves to Paris

The anti-vax-and-other-stuff protest is spreading to Europe.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Not What it Claims to Be

A protest against vaccine mandates is growing with a little help from our adversaries.

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Shifting Gears on COVID

Blue and red states alike are ending mask mandates and other restrictions.

Joe Rogan, Experienced

Out of a sense of fairness, I gave a listen.

Boosters ‘Less Effective’ for Those in Least Danger

Media reporting on CDC findings is, once again, unhelpful.

US Surpasses 900,000 COVID Deaths

Yet another grim milestone.

Both-sidesing COVID

Being too cautious and careless are not equal sins.

The Extreme Cognitive Dissonance of an Anti-Vaxxer

Being willing to do anything to survive, but not that.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

What the Biden Mask & Test Kit Plan Gets Right

Glimmers of hope for those involved in government service delivery

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden to Distribute 400 Miiiillllion Masks

A day late and a dollar short.

Biden Fighting the Last War

Is the administration governing like it’s 2009?

SCOTUS Blocks Federal Vaccine Mandate

The highest court in the land issued a split decision on President Biden’s COVID policy.

Covid Quick Hits

Public Health and the Public

Are Fauci, the CDC, and others getting a bum rap?

A Graphic to Ponder

Vax v. unvaxxed.

Some Good News on Omicron?

We’ll take what we can get.

Public Health vs ‘The Science’

The CDC is weighing changing the definition of “fully vaccinated.”

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

Should We All Be in N95 Masks?

Why are we still wearing cloth, which was an emergency measure?

Covid Quick-Hits

Evidence Isn’t Going to Persuade Anti-vaxers

Hesitancy is a complex phenomenon largely immune to facts.

Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

The Fauci Who Stole Christmas

You’re a monster, Dr. Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole.

Omicron Now 73% of US COVID Cases [Or Not?]

That didn’t take long.

Omicron and the Vaccines

Modern and Pfizer are your best bets, but most of the world has had other vaccines.

Washington State Senator Dies of Covid-19

Opponent of vaccine mandates succumbs to Covid-19.

Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021. Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021.

Military Vaccine Deadlines Pass

Some 98 percent of active service members are now vaccinated. The rest will be discharged.

COVID and Reasonable Risk

A lot of America is simply over the pandemic, even if it isn’t over us.

Vaccine Mandates Aren’t Cost-Free

Kids are getting caught in the crossfire of the fight over COVID shots.

Is COVID Being Overhyped?

In the age of vaccines, should we stop worrying about the pandemic?

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Masking! In Homes!

The horrors never cease.

More Americans Have Died from Covid this Year than Last

A scary if misleading factoid.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Oklahoma National Guard Vaccine Standoff

The politicization of the virus continues.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

One Million Under-12s Vaxxed

Kids 5-11 are getting their COVID shots at a rapid pace, but will it continue?

Choose Your Own Adventure Boosters

The CDC is leaving it up to you!

Everyone’s a Virologist Now

Is media coverage of experts’ struggles to understand COVID helpful?

College Enrollments Down

Another effect of the pandemic.

Bill Maher: The Pandemic is Over

Denial, whining, and truth wrapped into one segment.

FDA Approves Pfizer for Kids 5-11

Good news with mixed messaging.

SCOTUS Denies Emergency Injunction Against Maine Vaccine Mandate

There will be no religious exemptions. For now, at least.