U.S. Declared COVID Victory Too Soon

Europe has the disease under control while it’s still spreading like wildfire here.

President Donald J. Trump boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., just after midnight Sunday, June 21, 2020, for his flight back to the White House following his trip to Tulsa, Okla. President Donald J. Trump boards Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., just after midnight Sunday, June 21, 2020, for his flight back to the White House following his trip to Tulsa, Okla.

Trump to Ignore New Jersey Quarantine Order

A case where the rules probably shouldn’t apply to the President.

Schools Remain Key to Reopening

Parents can’t homeschool their kids and hold down jobs indefinitely.

Virginia Cracking Down on Workplace Safety, Filling OSHA Void

The Commonwealth is the first state in the nation to issue regulations.

Racist Narratives about Covid-19

Racial and xenophobic rhetoric and Covid-19.

President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour) President Trump Travels to Maine President Donald J. Trump walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of White House to board Marine One for Joint Base Andrews Md. Friday, June 5, 2020, to begin his trip to Bangor, Maine. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufiour)

Trump’s “Joke” about Testing

The gaslighting will continue until morale improves.

Fort Benning honors the nation's fallen service members with a Memorial Day ceremony at the post's cemetery May 27. The 9 a.m. ceremony at the Main Post Cemetery went forward under bright but partly cloudy skies, with an audience of some 200 Soldiers and civilians seated outdoors. The ceremony included remarks by a speaker, and a wreath-laying in tribute to "all the nation's veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice." The wreath-laying was followed by the firing of a three-volley rifle salute and the playing of "Taps." (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs) Fort Benning honors the nation's fallen service members with a Memorial Day ceremony at the post's cemetery May 27. The 9 a.m. ceremony at the Main Post Cemetery went forward under bright but partly cloudy skies, with an audience of some 200 Soldiers and civilians seated outdoors. The ceremony included remarks by a speaker, and a wreath-laying in tribute to "all the nation's veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice." The wreath-laying was followed by the firing of a three-volley rifle salute and the playing of "Taps." (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

Whose Deaths Should We Honor?

The line between “hero” and “victim” is blurry and rendered meaningless when the former is over-used

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans than WWI

Yet another grim milestone.

World Reopening Even though Pandemic is Still Raging

The lockdowns are ending and likely not coming back.

Sweden No-Lockdown Plan a Mistake

The architect of the plan admits he was wrong.

Virginia Requires Masks Weeks Too Late

A surprisingly slow response from a governor who has been proactive during the crisis.

100,000 Americans Dead from Coronavirus

Yet another grim milestone.

Nursing Homes Ground Zero for COVID-19

The pandemic is highlighting an international shame.

"Abloy" by Quim Gil is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 "Abloy" by Quim Gil is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

COVID Whataboutism

Should government be taking harsher measures against smoking, car crashes, and the flu?

NYT Devotes Front Page to COVID Dead

All the deaths are fit to print.

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83% of US COVID-19 Deaths Avoidable

A new study finds earlier lockdowns could have saved 54,000 lives by early May.

What We Don’t Know About COVID-19

Two new studies bring more questions than answers.

Florida Man Thought COVID Crisis Was Fake . . .

You can guess the rest.

Sweden’s COVID Response: So Far, Not Good

Vastly more people died than needed to and the economy still crashed.

How Many Lives Have Shutdowns Saved?

A new study estimates how many lives were saved in 30 American cities.

Wisconsin Courts Overturn Governor’s Closure Order

Pandemonium during a pandemic.

300,000 Dead from COVID-19

Another grim milestone

More on the Lack of a Rally Effect for Trump

Some global comparisons.

COVID-19 Myths

Wrongheaded thinking about the pandemic won’t go away.

Delusional

He is claiming his response to Covid-19 is better than the previous administration’s response to H1N1

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Slowly Re-Opening America

Things are going to get better. And far worse.

There is no Switch, Redux

The status quo ante is not just waiting for us around the corner.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a tree planting ceremony in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day Wednesday, April 22, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a tree planting ceremony in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day Wednesday, April 22, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

White House Refused to Release CDC Opening Guidance

A report outlining steps for re-opening the economy in the wake of COVID-19 has been leaked to the press.

Civility Strained by Coronavirus

We’re a long, long way from normal.

President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Pushing to Open Economy Soon

“Will some people be affected badly? Yes.”

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

There is No Plan

A sober assessment of President Trump’s plan to get the country running again.

More on Excess Death

A useful graph from WaPo

What are we Comparing?

More on Covid-19 and the flu.

More on the Likely Undercount of Covid-19 Deaths

Data collection and analysis takes time.

President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Quid Pro Quo Federalism

This isn’t how it is supposed to work.

Who Pays for Coronavirus Losses?

Some inchorent musings about a massive question.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War

Another grim milestone. It won’t be the last.

Schools Under Pressure to Re-open

Until our kids go back to school, we can’t go back to work.

Undercounting COVID Deaths

The counting methodology is flawed and that’s assuming honest reporting.

There is No Switch

The policy choices before us are not a dichotomy between off and on.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listens as William N. Bryan, science and technology advisor to the DHS Secretary, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus task force briefing Thursday, April 23, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listens as William N. Bryan, science and technology advisor to the DHS Secretary, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus task force briefing Thursday, April 23, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Trump May Have Fewer Coronavirus Briefings

It’s about damned time.

Man Whose Twin Brother Died from Spanish Flu Dies from COVID-19

A seemingly impossible coincidence.

The Grim Reality

This isn’t likely to end any time soon.

Thanks, Celebrities

Harsh. But fair?

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

I’m Sorry, What?

Trump made some odd suggestions on today’s Aló Presidente.

Only the Best People, Part ???

Who can keep count?

Some States Reopening Too Soon

We’re putting people in an impossible position.

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House COVID-19 Coronavirus task force, delivers remarks and answers questions from members of the press during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady White House Press Briefing Room. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Candor on COVID a Firing Offense

President Trump can’t handle the truth.