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The Unlucky Timing of an Election-Year Pandemic

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Well, it’s official. A presidential administration that left U.S. citizens to sink or swim when facing the worst pandemic in a century has finally admitted what we already knew. It has given up. Saying the quiet part out loud, White House Chief-of-Staff Meadows acknowledged the Coronavirus task force no longer even pretends to address the spread of the virus. But this is no surprise to...

Face Covering Requirements: Progress and Regress in the battle against covid-19

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Heartening news from Alabama—Governor Kay Ivey ordered face coverings be worn in public, an emergency measure to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus there as the state reached a new record daily death toll. A recognition in the midst of a still unfolding disaster that face masks work. Short of shelter-in-place orders or further business closures, face masks are in fact the only thing that...

Interstate Travel, Interstate Virus

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Ahead of the July 4 weekend, Chicago and Pennsylvania announced new travel quarantine measures for arrivals from 15 states, joining New York’s recent order aimed at travelers from states where out-of-control spread of the the coronavirus threatens other parts of the nation. NPR aired a thought-provoking segment just before the holiday period began, leading with “If you’re...

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