NC State DQ’d from College World Series

Stupid is as stupid does.

The Tragedy of Politicized Vaccines

Public health shouldn’t be made into a partisan issue.

Two Americas?

Yet more evidence that we’re a nation divided.

COVID Bullying at West Point?

Vaccination is voluntary but refusal is not without consequence.

When Will We Get Back to Normal?

A veteran health reporter says the end is near. But there’s a huge caveat.

CDC Shakeup Presaged Mask Order

The politics of science comes full circle.

Retail Employees as Vaccine Police

The new CDC guidelines raise some serious questions.

Over 600,000 Americans Dead from Covid-19

Even as things improve, the virus continues to take its toll.

Unmasked Stupidity in Congress

Speaker Pelosi and House Republicans are waging separate battles with science.

CDC Green Lights Vaccinated Folks

Great news—with a rather huge caveat.

The Vaccine Hesitant are Primarily Non-Voters

New polling provides useful insights into the problem.

Vaccine Patent Rights

Should live-saving drugs be protected intellectual property?

Following the Science Isn’t Our Nature

The reaction to the pandemic has long since been about much more than the pandemic.

FDA Set to Approve Pfizer for 12 and Up

The least vulnerable Americans will soon be vaccinated.

US Herd Immunity Unlikely

Covid appears here to stay, so the goal is management.

The Pandemic in India

The numbers are staggering and getting worse.

CDC Updates Guidelines for ‘Fully Vaccinated’

The CDC is green-lighting much, much more activity for the fully-vaccinated (with some caveats).

Social Distancing is (Almost) Useless

Another early COVID myth has been shattered.

Vaccine Nationalism in a Global Pandemic

The US has more shots available than willing arms while those in the developing world are dying.

Covid-19 and Excess Death in 2020

More dramatic stats from a difficult year.

Masking Outdoors

Science, politics, and social norms intersect in some really strange ways.

Partisan ID and Vaccination

More evidence that elite signals matter for mass behavior.

200 Million Served

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Concerns

CDC and FDA have recommended a pause after one in a million issues with blood clotting.

Peru to the Polls

A problematically wide-open election in difficult times.

Vaccine Disconnect

Refuseniks are far more confident than those already vaccinated.

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Britain Nears Herd Immunity

More than 73 percent of Britons will be vaccinated or previously-infected by Monday.

Vaccine Mandates and Education

The politics and the science are in conflict.

Vaccine Stats

The US continues in the right direction.

Additional Thoughts on Vaccine Passports

It makes sense for large-scale venues, yes? But making sense is not the issue.

Florida Governor Bans Vaccine Passports

He probably lacks the legal authority. And business interests in is state will fight hard against him.

Americans Ignoring Conflicting CDC Advice

Vaccinations are not keeping up with recklessness.

President Joe Biden signs executive orders on immigration Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs executive orders on immigration Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden Pleads with Governors to Reinstate Mask Mandates

A shocking number of states no longer require them and the Leader of the Free World lacks the authority to change that.

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

Vaccine Eligibility Floodgates Open Before Supply

Many states are moving to a first come, first served basis for COVID shots.

New York Launches COVID Passport

The Excelsior Pass is the nation’s first. Will it start a trend?

It’s Time to Reopen Schools Everywhere

The evidence is too clear to ignore at this point.

US Should Have Federal Vaccine Passport

There are legitimate ethical and liberty questions but they’re outweighed by the benefits.

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Incentivizing COVID Vaccination

Israel is taking an aggressive approach to inoculation.

Partisanship is Real

Yet another example.

4.6 Million Shots Today

Lots of shots.

The Dishonesty is Exhausting

Foolish lies are for foolish liars.

The Ethics of International Vaccine Distribution

At least 50 million doses of the AstraZeneca are sitting in American facilities unused.

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.