The decision to move on to the recovery phase needs to be made by politicians, not scientists.
People who opt out of shots shouldn’t expect their employers, health insurers, and fellow citizens to accommodate them.
Beyond limiting the coronavirus’s flow from hot spots to the rest of the country, allowing only vaccinated people on domestic flights will change minds, too.
We may never reach the point when viral spread stops, but a strategy of minimizing risk—not eliminating it—can help Americans reclaim normalcy.
Reversing the previous administration’s cruelties isn’t the same as an unconditional welcome.
If Trump keeps losing, the risk of future violence will abate.
The pandemic is unfolding as if on a split screen. The winter looks bleak, but Americans can now give themselves permission to hope for a speedy vaccine rollout.
The end of summer is a bitter reminder: America’s coronavirus ordeal won’t end when 2020 does.
Federal agents are confronting protesters in Portland because voters chose a president with authoritarian instincts.
Americans found out the hard way that education is essential infrastructure.
Other countries are judging America by its sickest states and most reckless politicians.
The coronavirus killed corporate culture. Get used to working from home.
Official figures exclude thousands who have died during the pandemic. To draw the right lessons, the U.S. needs an accurate tally of the victims.
Americans are not going to wait for sufficient testing. So what happens next?
Life right now feels very odd. And it will feel odd for months—and even years—to come.
Shutting entire states down was painful but clearly necessary. Governors still have many ugly choices ahead of them.
The president is more hindrance than help, so leaders in and out of government have to plan around him.
The shutdowns happened remarkably quickly, but the process of resuming our lives will be far more muddled.
The coronavirus is America’s first 50-state disaster, and each governor is dependent on outside help that may never come.
As news about the coronavirus worsens, Americans need good information and a realistic basis for hope. The president is providing the public with neither.