COVID Boosters in the Endemic Phase

How long rather than how many?

COVID’s Symptoms Have Evolved

The combination of new variants and increased immunity has changed how the disease presents.

Covid-19 and Life Expectancy Rates

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

The High Price of Politicizing COVID

Republicans have died at a far higher rate than Democrats.

Slow Uptake of Bivalent COVID Booster

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

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Military ‘Rushed’ Denials of Religious Exemption from COVID Vaccines

The Pentagon’s Inspector General is “concerned” over the pace of rejections.

Biden: The Pandemic Is Over

The President is getting hammered from all sides for stating the obvious.

Masking and Endemic COVID

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

Monkeypox ‘Emergency of International Concern’

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

The ‘Figure it Out Yourself’ Phase of COVID

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

An Action-Oriented Prescription

A follow on from yesterday.

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.

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But What About the Most Vulnerable?

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

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.

The Extreme Cognitive Dissonance of an Anti-Vaxxer

Being willing to do anything to survive, but not that.

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

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.

No, the Flu Shot Hasn’t Become Partisan

Reading disparate polling numbers critically.

Line of the Day

Get vaccinated edition

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 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 Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Orders Feds, Firms to Vaccinate

The President has lost his patience with the unvaccinated.

DeSantis’ Gall, Obfuscation, and Dishonesty

As the pandemic’s effects continue to worsen in Florida, DeSantis continues to play the worst kind of politics.

Has America Reached Peak Vaccination?

The rate at which Americans are getting COVID shots is slowing rapidly.

When Will We Get Back to Normal?

A veteran health reporter says the end is near. But there’s a huge caveat.

Covid-19 and Excess Death in 2020

More dramatic stats from a difficult year.

Partisan ID and Vaccination

More evidence that elite signals matter for mass behavior.

200 Million Served

New York Launches COVID Passport

The Excelsior Pass is the nation’s first. Will it start a trend?

US Life Expectancy Declines

Another empirical indication of the toll of the pandemic.

Over Half a Million

The death toll is staggering.

A Season of Flu Deaths in Two weeks

Yet again: this is not “just the flu”

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.

More Magical Thinking on Covid from the Trump Camp

The Chief of Staff wants to play pretend.

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.

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.

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?

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

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

A Timeline of Denial and Incompetence

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

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Has COVID-19

The president of the country with the second most cases and fatalities has tested positive.

Why are Masks Political?

Leadership matters (as does culture).

Racist Narratives about Covid-19

Racial and xenophobic rhetoric and Covid-19.

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COVID Whataboutism

Should government be taking harsher measures against smoking, car crashes, and the flu?

President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Pushing to Open Economy Soon

“Will some people be affected badly? Yes.”

More on Excess Death

A useful graph from WaPo