Treating COVID Like the Flu

New CDC guidelines acknowledge the political realities.

Where The Gays Are

A breakdown of new survey data.

Biden Administration Overstepped Bounds on Social Media Pressure

The 5th Circuit upholds a lower court ruling but narrows its scope considerably.

John Warnock, 1940-2023

The Adobe cofounder who revolutionized printing is gone at 82.

COVID ‘Emergency’ Officially Over

Long after most people returned to normal, public health agencies have given in.

Barring Kids From Social Media

An odd set of Senators have a really bad idea.

Saturday Tabs

You know the drill.

Authorities Urge Masking Against ‘Tripledemic’

Will anyone listen this time?

Covid-19 and Life Expectancy Rates

A study of 29 countries shows the impact of the pandemic.

Biden Adopts Trump’s Immigration Policy

He’s using a tool he denounced as cruel to deal with a humanitarian crisis.

Slow Uptake of Bivalent COVID Booster

Three weeks in, only 4.4 million Americans have gotten the shot.

Masking and Endemic COVID

Most Americans are choosing to live a normal life in abnormal times.

CDC Loosens COVID Guidelines

The leading public health agency no longer recommends doing things people had already stopped doing.

Monkeypox ‘Emergency of International Concern’

A disease spreading mostly among gay men is now infecting small children.

Americans Having More Abortions

A decades-long decline has ended.

What Gun Laws Work?

The research is not as robust as you’d think.

COVID’s Silver Lining?

The pandemic forced the spread of useful technology.

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)

Fauci Shocked Americans Think Pandemic Over

We’re mostly back to “normal” while yet another new strain is surging.

Most Americans Have Had COVID-19

Some 60% of us, including 75% of our children, have been infected.

60% of US COVID-19 Deaths Preventable

Some 230,000 Americans have died needlessly since vaccinations became widely available.

Trump Judge Tosses Airline Mask Mandate

The Biden administration’s mandate has been lifted immediately.

COVID Normalcy and the American Gerontocracy

Speaker Pelosi has it. Is President Biden next?

CDC Rescinds Title 42, Democrats Panic

Two April Fool’s Day orders are no joke. And they’re apparently causing confusion.

Fourth COVID Dose May/May Not Be Needed

Mixed messages from the pharmaceutical companies.

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

DC Version of Canada Truck Protests a Dud

The plans to replicate the chaos in the Great White North are not coming together.

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Timing and the Mask Mandate

The rollout could have been smoother.

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But What About the Most Vulnerable?

Some of our citizens are at greater risk under relaxed mask guidelines.

CDC Relaxes Mask Requirements (Again)

Most of us have suddenly gone from High to Low risk communities.

Do We Need a Fourth Covid Shot?

The reports are conflicting but I’d bet on Yes.

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Being Unvaccinated is Like Smoking

A new way to think about the problem.

Mask Mandates Ending Across America

Even liberal states like California and Massachusetts are moving on.

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Shifting Gears on COVID

Blue and red states alike are ending mask mandates and other restrictions.

Boosters ‘Less Effective’ for Those in Least Danger

Media reporting on CDC findings is, once again, unhelpful.

Non-Peer Review of Medical Studies

The downside to online archives of pre-print articles.

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden takes his mask off to deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden to Distribute 400 Miiiillllion Masks

A day late and a dollar short.

Covid Quick Hits

Public Health and the Public

Are Fauci, the CDC, and others getting a bum rap?

Public Health vs ‘The Science’

The CDC is weighing changing the definition of “fully vaccinated.”

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Pandemic, Trauma, and Identity

There’s something happening here. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

Should We All Be in N95 Masks?

Why are we still wearing cloth, which was an emergency measure?

Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West) Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci participates in a briefing Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

The Fauci Who Stole Christmas

You’re a monster, Dr. Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole.

Omicron Now 73% of US COVID Cases [Or Not?]

That didn’t take long.

COVID and Reasonable Risk

A lot of America is simply over the pandemic, even if it isn’t over us.

More Americans Have Died from Covid this Year than Last

A scary if misleading factoid.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

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 Administration Urges Businesses to Comply with Vaccine Mandates Despite Judicial Stay

Resolving the legal issues will take time we don’t have.