… If not now ….. then when? …

  It comes down to whether you have faith in the system. Older people do. They vote, they believe their vote matters, and if we all just come together Trump will be out of office and harmony will reign. But young people don’t agree. Young people have never lived in an era where the U.S. … Continue reading … If not now ….. then when? …

… HOW THE WORLD MISSED COVID-19’S SILENT SPREAD …

BEHIND THE CURVE Dr. Camilla Rothe’s team was among the first to warn about asymptomatic transmission. Symptomless transmission makes the coronavirus far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence. MUNICH — Dr. Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner … Continue reading … HOW THE WORLD MISSED COVID-19’S SILENT SPREAD …

… Few … if any … who recover … will be whole again …

'Recovered' doesn't mean healthy again What they don’t tell you about surviving COVID-19 Most people who catch the new coronavirus don’t experience severe symptoms, and some have no symptoms at all. COVID-19 saves its worst for relatively few. ICU nurse Sherie Antoinette has seen the serious cases first hand. The lucky ones — if you … Continue reading … Few … if any … who recover … will be whole again …

… The Prime Cellular Targets for the Novel Coronavirus …

There’s still a lot to learn about SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But it has been remarkable and gratifying to watch researchers from around the world pull together and share their time, expertise, and hard-earned data in the urgent quest to control this devastating virus. That collaborative spirit was on full display in … Continue reading … The Prime Cellular Targets for the Novel Coronavirus …

…“It’s Hard to Stay Afloat”: Hope and Exhaustion in the Coronavirus Fight …

In New York, the curve has started to flatten—but the I.C.U.s are still full, and patients are still dying. A woman and her husband are admitted to my ward; before the coronavirus, they were healthy, enjoying morning walks and evening cocktails. Now, while her breathing improves each day, his declines. By the end of the … Continue reading …“It’s Hard to Stay Afloat”: Hope and Exhaustion in the Coronavirus Fight …

…The Preëxisting Condition in the Oval Office …

... Trump Et al have waged war on scientists, subjecting us all to unnecessary mortal danger   When has New York known a grimmer week? The sirens are unceasing. Funeral parlors are overwhelmed. Refrigerator trailers are now in service as morgues, and can be found parked outside hospitals all over town. We’re told that there … Continue reading …The Preëxisting Condition in the Oval Office …

… The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming …

Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus—but first, we need lots more testing. Photograph: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Larry Brilliant says he doesn’t have a crystal ball. But 14 years ago, Brilliant, the epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, spoke to a TED audience and described what the … Continue reading … The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming …

… The Man Behind Trump’s Facebook Juggernaut …

Brad Parscale used social media to sway the 2016 election. He’s poised to do it again. On Facebook, Parscale moved fast and broke things, but it seems that the things he broke were norms, not laws. In September, at a resort hotel in the Coachella Valley, the California Republican Party held its fall convention. Brad … Continue reading … The Man Behind Trump’s Facebook Juggernaut …

… The Trump Presidency Is Over …

It has taken a good deal longer than it should have, but Americans have now seen the con man behind the curtain. When, in January 2016, I wrote that despite being a lifelong Republican who worked in the previous three GOP administrations, I would never vote for Donald Trump, even though his administration would align … Continue reading … The Trump Presidency Is Over …

… My Updated Plan to Address the Coronavirus Crisis…

by Senator Elizabeth Warren In just the ten days since I released my plan to address the public health and economic effects of coronavirus, the situation has gotten worse. More Americans are dying, more Americans are getting sick, and more Americans are seeing their lives turned upside down by quarantines and cancellations. I am deeply … Continue reading … My Updated Plan to Address the Coronavirus Crisis…

… Trump in the Time of the Coronavirus …

As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, so has President Trump’s magical thinking. The first official act of the Trump Administration was the Inauguration—and, within hours, a lie delivered from the White House press room about how this had been “the largest audience to ever witness an Inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” That … Continue reading … Trump in the Time of the Coronavirus …

… How Long Will It Take to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine? …

The earliest it would be deployable is in a year to a year and a half, no matter how fast you go.” A COVID-19 vaccine developed, licensed, and manufactured at a global scale in twelve months would be an unprecedented, even revolutionary achievement. On Monday, Donald Trump held a meeting in the White House to … Continue reading … How Long Will It Take to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine? …

… America Is Botching Coronavirus Testing …

... The Strongest Evidence Yet “I don’t know what went wrong,” says a former CDC chief. It’s one of the most urgent questions in the United States right now: How many people have actually been tested for the coronavirus? This number would give a sense of how widespread the disease is, and how forceful a … Continue reading … America Is Botching Coronavirus Testing …

…Pentagon can’t account for $10 Trillion

As Trump Attacks Sanders on "Socialism" While Donald Trump in his State of the Union address took a thinly-veiled swipe at Bernie Sanders when he declared that America would never, ever, fall victim to "socialism," analysts were aghast at a recent General Accounting Office report that the Pentagon was forced to make up to $35 … Continue reading …Pentagon can’t account for $10 Trillion

… The Last Time Democracy Almost Died …

Learning from the upheaval of the nineteen-thirties. It’s a paradox of democracy that the best way to defend it is to argue about it. The last time democracy nearly died all over the world and almost all at once, Americans argued about it, and then they tried to fix it. “The future of democracy is … Continue reading … The Last Time Democracy Almost Died …

… Preparing for Coronavirus to Strike the U.S. …

Getting ready for the possibility of major disruptions is not only smart; it’s also our civic duty. As the new human coronavirus spreads around the world, individuals and families should prepare—but are we? The Centers for Disease Control has already said that it expects community transmission in the United States, and asked families to be … Continue reading … Preparing for Coronavirus to Strike the U.S. …