The ‘Figure it Out Yourself’ Phase of COVID

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

Over a Million Americans Dead from COVID

Another grim—and substantially avoidable—milestone.

Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Has the Internet made us more selfish?

60% of US COVID-19 Deaths Preventable

Some 230,000 Americans have died needlessly since vaccinations became widely available.

SCOTUS Rules Against Air Force Vaccine Refusnik

A wackadoodle colonel is on his way out.

COVID Risk Calculations

There are too many variables to make generalized calculations.

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.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

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

Getting Back to ‘Normal’

With masks off, political leaders are urging people to get out there and spend money.

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.

Virginia’s Youngkin Already ‘Underwater’

The Commonwealth’s undemocratic political system is, shockingly, unrepresentative of the will of its people.

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.

Mask Mandates Ending Across America

Even liberal states like California and Massachusetts are moving on.

‘Freedom Convoy’ Not What it Claims to Be

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

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Shifting Gears on COVID

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

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.

Both-sidesing COVID

Being too cautious and careless are not equal sins.

The Extreme Cognitive Dissonance of an Anti-Vaxxer

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

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Why Are Biden’s Polls So Awful?

A pretty good President has numbers comparable to his historically bad predecessor.

Covid Triumphalism

Let’s not start celebrating just yet.

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)

What the Biden Mask & Test Kit Plan Gets Right

Glimmers of hope for those involved in government service delivery

Djokovic Throwing it All Away

The Serbian superstar is sacrificing immortality to avoid vaccination.

SCOTUS Blocks Federal Vaccine Mandate

The highest court in the land issued a split decision on President Biden’s COVID policy.

Public Health and the Public

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

Booster Hesitancy?

65 million Americans are fully vaccinated but just 35 percent are boosted.

Government Cases and the Federal Courts

A lone judge has halted the military’s vaccine mandate.

Public Health vs ‘The Science’

The CDC is weighing changing the definition of “fully vaccinated.”

CDC Lessens Quarantine Recommendations Despite Omicron’s Spread

The flurry of news around the new variant is dizzying.

Covid Quick-Hits

Evidence Isn’t Going to Persuade Anti-vaxers

Hesitancy is a complex phenomenon largely immune to facts.

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.

Omicron and the Vaccines

Modern and Pfizer are your best bets, but most of the world has had other vaccines.

Washington State Senator Dies of Covid-19

Opponent of vaccine mandates succumbs to Covid-19.

Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021. Major Kimberly Bender, Director Air Force Public Affairs , Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, receives the first of two COVID 19 vaccine shots, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 29 Jan 2021.

Military Vaccine Deadlines Pass

Some 98 percent of active service members are now vaccinated. The rest will be discharged.

Vaccine Mandates Aren’t Cost-Free

Kids are getting caught in the crossfire of the fight over COVID shots.

Is COVID Being Overhyped?

In the age of vaccines, should we stop worrying about the pandemic?

Omicron Cometh

Yet another COVID-19 strain has emerged.

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Masking! In Homes!

The horrors never cease.

More Americans Have Died from Covid this Year than Last

A scary if misleading factoid.

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)

Army to Separate National Guard Vaccine Refusniks

The next boot has dropped.

No, the Flu Shot Hasn’t Become Partisan

Reading disparate polling numbers critically.

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)

Oklahoma National Guard Vaccine Standoff

The politicization of the virus continues.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.