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)

Biden Urges Others to Impose Vaccine Mandates

The President is looking for any leverage he can to get refuseniks vaccinated.

Covid Quick Hits

News of the ongoing pandemic.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Covid-Related Links

Some suggested stories.

Could Boosters Make the Pandemic Worse?

US health agencies are clashing with the World Health Organization on the question.

Today in Awful Covid Headlines

Part of the ongoing, slow-motion tragedy.

It’s all Fine in Texas

Two stories tell, well, a story about Texas and the pandemic.

Higher Vaccination Rates=Lower Hospitalization Rates

Unsurprising news is unsurprising.

Scapegoating Immigrants

Whataboutism about a visit to Whataburger (and other tales of obfuscation).

7-Day Average: Over 100K Cases

Yet another wave.

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)

Vaccine Incentivization: Sticks Better Than Carrots

Making it difficult for refuseniks works better than prizes.

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.

Mandatory Military Vaccinations Expected

It appears to be only a matter of time before the SECDEF orders active-duty troops to get the shots.

Record Hospitalizations in Florida

It’s not just cases.

The Unvaccinated as Toddlers

Another approach to persuasion.

COVID Breakthrough Data

Compared to what?

Who Pays for COVID Tests?

As workplaces require proof of health status, a new debate has started.

41.8%

Florida has a lot of cases.

DeSantis: No Mask Mandates in Florida

His executive order blocks schools from having masking rules.

Vaccine Mandates are Popular and (Often) Legal

Despite a rising groundswell of support, the obvious solution to our crisis has not been implemented.

Duterte Says Unvaccinated ‘Can Die Anytime’

The Philippine president is taking a novel approach to the problem.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 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 Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Vaccination Speech

The President hit all the right notes.

Delta Essentially a New Coronavirus

Behind the CDC’s messaging debacle.

Punishing the Virtuous to Protect the Jerks

It’s time for our political leaders to grow a spine.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 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 Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden to Announce Vaccine Requirement for Feds

The country’s largest employer is soon going to be less tolerant of the unvaccinated.

France Increases Vaccinations

And so general discussion of vaccine passports and requirements in the US.

Most Unvaccinated Americans are Poor

Almost everyone in households making over $75,000 are protected from COVID.

Delta Variant

More reminders that the pandemic is not over.

4,000,000

The official global death toll hits another grim milestone.

Masking, Science, and Public Health

Guidance from WHO, CDC, and local governments differs widely and for good reason.

Has America Reached Peak Vaccination?

The rate at which Americans are getting COVID shots is slowing rapidly.

The Unvaccinated and the Numbers

The pandemic isn’t over.

Masking in a Post-Vaccination World

The politics of face coverings continues to shift.

Is the Pandemic Over?

A lot of Americans think so.

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.