Joint Chiefs in COVID Quarantine

Because of course they are.

Truly Disturbing

Statements by an HHS official underscore the rot of this administration.

Birx: Wear a Mask ‘Even with Family’

Confusing advice is unlikely to be heeded.

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.

Back to the Question of Excess Death

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

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

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

DC Area Schools Not Opening

The lousy hybrid option has been scrapped in favor of a worthless virtual one.

A Timeline of Denial and Incompetence

A non-exhaustive tour of Trump’s utterances on the pandemic since January.

The Continued Politicization of Masks

If you are wondering why masks are political, look no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

green surgical masks on green background green surgical masks on green background

Republicans Refuse to Wear Masks

A majority of Americans of every sex, race, education, income, or region do the right thing. With one exception.

Another Example of Lack of Leadership

Ongoing ambiguity is not helpful.

Covid-19 Deaths Rising

The trend line shifted this week.

Gun Violence Spiking Across American Cities

A marked rise in shooting deaths is going largely unnoticed.

Schools, Daycare, and COVID-19

The emotional and economic impact of the pandemic is hitting women especially hard.

Pediatricians Urge In-Person School

Contra the CDC, the AAP says getting kids to class outweighs the modest risk of their catching COVID-19.

Judge Orders Children Released from Detention Centers

The federal judge who oversees treatment of detained immigrant children has had enough.

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.

Who Gets Honored?

Are those who die in our wars more deserving than those who die in our stores?

Nursing Homes Ground Zero for COVID-19

The pandemic is highlighting an international shame.

blue door chained and locked blue door chained and locked

83% of US COVID-19 Deaths Avoidable

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

Florida Man Thought COVID Crisis Was Fake . . .

You can guess the rest.

Delusional

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Second Wave Worst Than the First?

The CDC director predicts a double whammy when flu season hits.

Comparing Flu and Covid-19

People who keep calling Covid-19 “just the flu” haven’t looked very closely at the numbers.

Data Collection/Analysis and Covid-19

Critics of the modeling and of the data analysis are being too simplistic.

Wear a Mask. Maybe.

Conflicting guidelines from the CDC are unhelpful.

Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off

The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.

Federal Bureaucrats Repeatedly ‘Warned’ About Pandemic Shortages

But they weren’t shouting it from the rooftops.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Magical Thinking Presidency

Trump’s approach from the beginning has been reality-denying. It makes it difficult to take anything the administration proposed seriously.

Republican Senators Commit Insider Trading after Coronavirus Brief

Richard Burr, Jim Inhofe, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler should go to jail.

US Regulations Slowed Coronavirus Testing

Why South Korea is so far ahead of us in fighting COVID-19.

Movie Theater Chains Closing Over Coronavirus

A sign of the times.

Trump Packs Airports with Potentially Sick People

You can’t make this stuff up.

Not Taking Social Distancing Seriously Enough

Too many people still don’t understand the idea behind ‘flattening the curve.’ That includes our President.

Coronavirus Could Kill Trump Presidency

We may be seeing the beginning of the end.

State Department: Avoid Cruise Ships

A prudent, if overdue, warning.

Coronavirus Has Been Politicized to Dangerous Effect II

These decisions should be made by professionals.

SXSW Latest Victim of Coronavirus

Conferences, sporting events, and even school has been canceled to avoid spreading the pandemic.

Coronavirus Has Been Politicized to Dangerous Effect

Republicans are half as likely to take the outbreak seriously.

A Blast from the Past: CDC Funding

Looking back to a story from 2018.

Flu is Killing Way More People than Coronavirus

What’s new isn’t necessarily what’s most important.