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.

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Shifting Gears on COVID

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

Public Health and the Public

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

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

Delta Essentially a New Coronavirus

Behind the CDC’s messaging debacle.

France Increases Vaccinations

And so general discussion of vaccine passports and requirements in the US.

Conservatives and Children’s Rights

COVID vaccine hesitancy is just the tip of the iceberg.

Has America Reached Peak Vaccination?

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

US Herd Immunity Unlikely

Covid appears here to stay, so the goal is management.

Partisan ID and Vaccination

More evidence that elite signals matter for mass behavior.

200 Million Served

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Britain Nears Herd Immunity

More than 73 percent of Britons will be vaccinated or previously-infected by Monday.

Vaccine Mandates and Education

The politics and the science are in conflict.

President Joe Biden signs executive orders on immigration Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden signs executive orders on immigration Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden Pleads with Governors to Reinstate Mask Mandates

A shocking number of states no longer require them and the Leader of the Free World lacks the authority to change that.

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

New York Launches COVID Passport

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

The Pandemic Economy

The job losses and hit to the service sector is well documented. But trade has radically shifted, too.

The Faceless Pandemic

It’s easy to mismanage what we don’t have to see.

Covid Deaths Continue to Mount

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

Speaking of Poor Public Health Policy

Comparing the White House’s approach to that of sports leagues on testing.

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Trump Infects America

One man’s fecklessness has gotten untold people sick.

COVID-19 Myths

Wrongheaded thinking about the pandemic won’t go away.

Fifteen 9/11s

Another grim milestone.

Central African Ebola Outbreak Appears To Be Contained

An Ebola outbreak that started last month in Central Africa appears to be contained. You can thank an aggressive vaccination campaign for that.

Ebola Making A Reappearance In Africa

Ebola is making a reappearance in Central Africa.. Will the world be better prepared this time?

California Vaccine Bill Stalls in the Face of Determined Opposition

The Disneyland measles outbreak wasn’t enough to overcome anti-vaccine forces.

Measles Reports Hit Highest Level In Nearly 20 Years Thanks To Anti-Vaccine Movement

The anti-vaccination movement has earned a dubious achievement, the return of a disease that was effectively eradicated 15 years ago.