The ‘Figure it Out Yourself’ Phase of COVID

With the government throwing its hands up, it’s now up to the citizenry.

President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

White House Staff Turnover!

Much ado about a perfectly normal phenomenon.

May Jobs Report

Growth continues.

Over a Million Americans Dead from COVID

Another grim—and substantially avoidable—milestone.

Ukraine War Adding to Global Food Insecurity

Supply chain disruptions are contributing to crisis for 300 million people.

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.

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A Lament and The Reality of Politics

A illustration from the Senate race in Georgia.

Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a Build Back Better virtual event with mayors from across the country Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a Build Back Better virtual event with mayors from across the country Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Unequal Medical Treatment

Vice President Harris gets better care than the average American. Cue the outrage!

Most Americans Have Had COVID-19

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

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Who’s Middle and Upper Class in America Today?

The numbers don’t match the perception.

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 Risk Calculations

There are too many variables to make generalized calculations.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

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Another Aspect Of The Trial Tax

Some of the other costs that come with exercising a constitutional right

Has Trump Finally Gone Too Far?

Republicans are aghast that he’s abandoned his principles.

Whitmer Kidnap ‘Plotters’ Acquitted

A Michigan jury believed the FBI created the crime.

COVID Normalcy and the American Gerontocracy

Speaker Pelosi has it. Is President Biden next?

Covid Continues not to be Done with Us

Lots of folks at the Gridiron dinner are positive.

CDC Rescinds Title 42, Democrats Panic

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

Ukraine War Widens

The invasion has led to a series of proxy wars.

FDA to Authorize 2nd Booster for Over-50s

The public health community is divided on whether it’s a good idea.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

We did much better in 2020 and worse since 2021 than we thought.

Projecting China’s Future

Can it overcome demographics and decoupling to sustain its current unprecedented growth?

Fourth COVID Dose May/May Not Be Needed

Mixed messages from the pharmaceutical companies.

Census Undercounted Some Groups, Overcounted Others

Antiquated counting methods lead to misallocation of resources.

Romney 2024?

He’s tanned. He’s rested. Is he ready?

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.

Biden’s State of the Union Speech

Most people liked it more than I did.

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.

People Moving for Politics?

It seems that some Americans are relocating to be with people who share their social and cultural views.

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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.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Ends in Windsor, Moves to Paris

The anti-vax-and-other-stuff protest is spreading to Europe.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Not What it Claims to Be

A protest against vaccine mandates is growing with a little help from our adversaries.

US Inflation at 40-Year High

Can the Misery Index be far behind?

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Shifting Gears on COVID

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

Are the Teachers Quitting?

The plural of anecdote is not data.

Joe Rogan, Experienced

Out of a sense of fairness, I gave a listen.

Boosters ‘Less Effective’ for Those in Least Danger

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

US Surpasses 900,000 COVID Deaths

Yet another grim milestone.

Non-Peer Review of Medical Studies

The downside to online archives of pre-print articles.

Both-sidesing COVID

Being too cautious and careless are not equal sins.