The gap between soaring cases and falling deaths is being weaponized by the right to claim a hollow victory in the face of shameless failure. What’s really going on?
Something is weirdly absent from the general discussion about police violence in America: the weapon most commonly used to inflict it.
The country’s law-enforcement and public-health systems are flunking 2020’s test.
American policing is a gnarl of overlapping services that should be demilitarized and disentangled.
No one is sure whether this is a dead-cat bounce or the beginning of a glorious summer of economic recovery.
In the time that U.S. deaths have increased from 100 to more than 100,000, the S&P 500 has gone up 20 percent.
We will need a comprehensive strategy to reduce the sort of interactions that can lead to more infections.
Don’t think of that number as “big” or “bold.” Just think of it as the appropriate dosage for a once-in-a-century economic affliction.
The shutdowns aren’t what’s driving the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.
Tom Colicchio, the celebrity chef, thinks 50 percent of restaurants may not survive the pandemic, and that they’re going to have to change.
Seven weeks ago, South Korea and the U.S. had the same number of virus deaths. Today, South Korea has fewer than 300, and the U.S. has more than 70,000.
The big will get bigger as mom-and-pops perish and shopping goes virtual. In the short term, our cities will become more boring. In the long term, they might just become interesting again.
Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and other big companies are getting millions in government loan money while mom-and-pops go broke. But whose fault is that?
Contact tracing is working in South Korea and Singapore. But it raises privacy issues.
Almost 10 million Americans have already filed for unemployment benefits. Congress can still act to stem the tide.
A playbook that should govern America’s short-term reaction to the health crisis.
Are we winning the war against COVID-19? In the fog of pandemic, we simply don’t know.
Denmark, which is basically freezing its economy, has a message for America.
“We are freezing the economy.”
This pandemic will be especially punishing for low-income workers, just as they were starting to reverse a generation of widening inequality.