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What If Trump’s Record on the Pandemic Is Better Than We Think?

*/ ]]> Recently the philanthropist and public health advocate Melinda Gates sat down with POLITICO and was asked to assign a grade to President Donald Trump on his handling so far of the coronavirus crisis. Gates’ answer: “D minus.” Say [...]

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: [...]

Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next.

*/ ]]> ]]> ]]> You might feel blindsided by the coronavirus, but warnings about a looming pandemic have been there for decades. Government briefings, science journals and even popular fiction projected the spread of a novel [...]

What Donald Trump Could Learn from Herbert Hoover

*/ ]]> With the U.S. health crisis showing no signs of abating, and recognition growing that even the historic $ 2 trillion bailout won’t be enough to keep our economy on ice while keeping people whole, ideas are piling up for [...]

What COVID-19 pandemic has revealed re: ageism

OP: In my province (Quebec) of Canada, the treatment of elderly people has become a political scandal (there are already discussions of public inquiries into various such institutions and class action lawsuits by families of elderly patients), [...]

With Coronavirus, Overkill is What Works.

Facebook Twitter Email Print As Americans endure the privations necessary to “flatten the curve” of new cases of coronavirus COVID-19, we wish that our leaders could manage even a fraction of the comity and tolerance exhibited every day [...]

What ‘Peaks,’ ‘Lockdowns’ and ‘Testing’ Mean When Talking About Coronavirus

Making sense of the coronavirus pandemic requires getting up to speed on semantics as much as epidemiology. Government officials and health care professionals toss off mentions of mortality rates, flattening the curve and lockdowns, [...]

What Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Bailout Gets Right, and Wrong

*/ ]]> Even by Washington standards, a trillion dollars is a lot of money. It could fund the Environmental Protection Agency for 120 years, or the Securities and Exchange Commission for 550 years, or 20 end-to-end border walls with [...]

What the Democrats Have Done During Coronavirus is Enough to Make You Sick.

Facebook Twitter Email Print Americans are no doubt increasingly concerned about how prepared their country is to face the impending coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This should be a time when everyone—regardless of party affiliation—comes [...]

What more could he do? A look at Trump’s extreme powers

*/ ]]> President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus — but he could go much further if he wanted. Federal law gives Trump vast emergency powers in times of pandemic. He could direct the quarantine [...]