The Pandemic Economy

The job losses and hit to the service sector is well documented. But trade has radically shifted, too.

Is CDC Being Too Cautious?

Underplaying the value of vaccination is counterproductive.

Texas Ends COVID Restrictions

The Lone Star State is celebrating its independence in a big way.

Vaccine Hesitancy

A third of Americans are unsure they want the life-saving COVID shots.

US Life Expectancy Declines

Another empirical indication of the toll of the pandemic.

Over Half a Million

The death toll is staggering.

US Vaccine Rollout Surprisingly Good

As frustrating as it’s been, we’re ahead of just about every country.

Better Masks? More Masks?

It’s time to up our protection game.

A Grim Illustration of the Toll of the Pandemic

News from California.

A Season of Flu Deaths in Two weeks

Yet again: this is not “just the flu”

The Pandemic Continues

Deaths are on the rise.

Trump’s Solipsism Doomed COVID Fight

The story played out just as we all thought it would.

The Nasty Politicization of COVID

Our cultural divide over the pandemic is turning us into worse people.

Insecurity-in-Chief

Trump brags about being the “most admired” and provides yet another example of poor understanding of data.

The Faceless Pandemic

It’s easy to mismanage what we don’t have to see.

COVID Has Killed 1 in 1000 Americans

As we approach the new year, the virus is at its peak.

The Politics of Vaccination

The science and ethics are not the hardest part of determining who should go first.

Covid Deaths Continue to Mount

Meanwhile, a report states that a Trump admin official pushed infections to promote herd immunity.

The Irresponsibility of Giuliani

Masklessly criss-crossing the country.

Not “Just the Flu”

A grim reminder.

SCOTUS Strikes Down New York Church Closures

The right to worship trumps the public’s health.

Virus Politics

The virus is real and infections and exposures have consequences.

COVID and Sons

Truly the dumbest timeline.

USA Passes 250,000 Dead from COVID-19

Yet another grim milestone.

Meanwhile, in the Pandemic

It’s getting worse, not better.

The Cases Keep Growing

Contrary to the assertions of some, this isn’t going away.

Sweden, Sweden, Sweden!

The data on Sweden and Covid-19 don’t fit the media narrative.

A Record Day for US Covid Cases

Another unwelcome milestone that magical thinking won’t fix.

Line of the Week

Trump’s leadership style encapsulated.

COVID Death Rate Declining

A variety of factors have led to better survival chances for those hospitalized with the disease.

Speaking of Poor Public Health Policy

Comparing the White House’s approach to that of sports leagues on testing.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

Saban Cleared to Coach

Three negative tests have overturned an initial false positive.

Nick Saban Tests Positive

Alabama’s head football coach and athletic director have both tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses his remarks at a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Ad Quotes Fauci Out of Context

No, our topic infectious disease expert did not endorse President Trump.

Trump to Give Balcony Address

I’m sorry, what?

Trump Rejects Virtual Debate

The infected guy wants a face-to-face debate.

Your Headline of the Week

A little comparative politics.

In Case You Didn’t Notice, COVID Is A National Security Threat

The lawyers can’t clean up the mess left by the President’s sudden incapacity.

Joint Chiefs in COVID Quarantine

Because of course they are.

Pence to Hit the Campaign Trail

Is that wise?

Trump Piling Irresponsibility on Irresponsibility

The world’s worst COVID manager is now the world’s worst COVID patient.

A President Who’s Sick and Can’t Be Trusted

A truly chaotic combination.

Several Thousand Words on Irresponsibility (Updated)

No masks, no distancing, no caution.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Infects America

One man’s fecklessness has gotten untold people sick.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Oval Office to board Marine One Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Oval Office to board Marine One Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

President Trump and First Lady Have Coronavirus

The inevitable has happened.

One Million Dead from COVID-19 Worldwide

Yet another grim milestone.

Projection of Totally Unbelievable Scope

Not new.
Not surprising.
Still, pretty amazing.

US Passes 200,000 Dead from COVID

Yet another grim milestone.