Summer Travel Blues

Four dollars and change at the pump.
The cost of livin’s high and goin’ up.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

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

Acceptable Ukraine End States?

What will Zelensky, Putin, and the West settle for?

Russia Sanctions Itself in Retaliation for Western Sanctions

Vladimir Putin is banning commodity exports.

US Surpasses 900,000 COVID Deaths

Yet another grim milestone.

More Americans Have Died from Covid this Year than Last

A scary if misleading factoid.

Over 700,000 Americans Dead due to Covid-19

The number continues to rise.

Vaccines v. Monoclonal Antibodies

The difference is politics, not reason.

The Kabul Attack Death Toll

What we know of the American servicemembers killed.

Delta Variant

More reminders that the pandemic is not over.

4,000,000

The official global death toll hits another grim milestone.

Partisan ID and Vaccination

More evidence that elite signals matter for mass behavior.

List Of School Shootings In The United States By Death Toll

Our current forms of collective action on guns have failed us.

President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs two executive orders on healthcare Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s First 50 Days

A way-too-early assessment of how it’s going.

Texas Ends COVID Restrictions

The Lone Star State is celebrating its independence in a big way.

Over Half a Million

The death toll is staggering.

The Pandemic Continues

Deaths are on the rise.

Covid Deaths Continue to Mount

Meanwhile, a report states that a Trump admin official pushed infections to promote herd immunity.

Not “Just the Flu”

A grim reminder.

USA Passes 250,000 Dead from COVID-19

Yet another grim milestone.

The Pandemic Continues

Reminders from a perusal of the news.

One Million Dead from COVID-19 Worldwide

Yet another grim milestone.

Comparative Approval Ratings

Is Trump really an outlier?

Truly Disturbing

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

Latin America and Covid-19

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

Back to the Question of Excess Death

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

Democrats Likely to Retake Senate

A hundred days out, a wave election is the best bet.

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.

Nursing Homes Ground Zero for COVID-19

The pandemic is highlighting an international shame.

NYT Devotes Front Page to COVID Dead

All the deaths are fit to print.

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83% of US COVID-19 Deaths Avoidable

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

Sweden’s COVID Response: So Far, Not Good

Vastly more people died than needed to and the economy still crashed.

How Many Lives Have Shutdowns Saved?

A new study estimates how many lives were saved in 30 American cities.

300,000 Dead from COVID-19

Another grim milestone

Delusional

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

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Slowly Re-Opening America

Things are going to get better. And far worse.

US Unemployment at Record Highs

More Americans are out of work than at any time since the Great Depression.

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.

Undercounting COVID Deaths

The counting methodology is flawed and that’s assuming honest reporting.

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.

Fifteen 9/11s

Another grim milestone.

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: TL;DR Edition

Not to encourage people to skip the longer version, but here’s a key point.

Data Collection/Analysis and Covid-19

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

New York Has More COVID-19 Cases Than Italy

A startling statistic.

Most Americans Still Not Staying at Home

Social distancing is helping but too many aren’t taking it seriously enough.

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans than 9/11

We’re passing grim milestones on a daily basis.