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.

Big Ten Football Back October 24

Yet another twist in an ongoing saga.

Trumpian Leadership

The formula: promote an image until the jig is up.

President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump Knew COVID Was Far More Dangerous Than He Was Telling the Public

The President admits that he intentionally downplayed the threat posed by the epidemic.

Majority of Under-30 Adults Live with Parents

Already-high rates have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Backlash of Non-Parents

Are those with kids getting over?

Birx: Wear a Mask ‘Even with Family’

Confusing advice is unlikely to be heeded.

US Tops 6 Million COVID-19 Cases

Yet another grim milestone.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

Gaslighter-in-Chief

Why roll with the facts when you can confuse your supporters with conspiracy theories?

A Quote and a 2,000 Word Rebuttal

A stark contrast.

Medicine Should not be Political

Or, more accurately, the president should not use false hope to try and bolster his political image.

Latin America and Covid-19

The pandemic is having serious effects in the region, and they will persist for some time.

So Much Winning

Policy failures by the US government have neutered US passports for the foreseeable future.

Back to the Question of Excess Death

More evidence that we are under-counting deaths due to Covid-19.

Three Memos and a Little EO

To mix cultural references: less than meets the eye.

US Tops 5 Million COVID-19 Cases

Yet another grim milestone.

People Getting Sick Have Left the House

A completely unsurprising finding.

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

America’s Exceptional Failure

Our response to Covid-19 has been exceptional in all the wrong ways.

Trump and his Charts

A clip from Trump’s Axios interview shows a man who really does not understand what is going on.

Some Funerals Are More Equal than Others

The rules are different if you’re famous.

Stupidity Was The Other Plague We Mismanaged

Having failed to prevent or contain it, aggressive stupidity is now washing over us.

Herman Cain Dead from Covid-19

The one-time candidate for the GOP presidential nomination is dead at 74.

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

We were much slower and have higher non-conformity than countries that have it under control.

Casinos Open, Churches Closed

A bizarre but possibly correct ruling by the Supreme Court.

Credit Where Credit is Due

Partial credit at best, however.