M.D., staff writer @TheAtlantic, lecturer @Yale, public health and preventive medicine
Dr. Fauci has been extremely circumspect about communicating risk. If anything, he has erred far toward avoiding saying anything that could be taken as a contradiction or criticism of Trump. Now, as with everyone, in exchange for that loyalty, Trump throws him under the bus.
When I wrote this in September I didn’t imagine we wouldn’t have a bailout by now.
I didn't used to care about Halloween. Now the idea of everyone taking to the streets at night and wandering around in weird costumes contemplating the thin line between life and death while knocking on random doors and asking for candy ... it's hard to imagine a better holiday.
People must see the contradiction in fast tracking a Supreme Court nominee and touting it as an administration-defining political victory while also saying that this person will serve as a nonpartisan arbiter without any political leanings or biases.
My dad took this photo today. It reminded me that despite all our differences as a nation, big or small, eagles are terrifying.
Italy has banned weddings and funerals for 16 million people. Japan has closed schools for a month. France and Iraq have banned public gatherings. The U.N. has canceled all physical meetings to address climate change. Americans are uncertain what to do about Coachella.
Nationally there’s no “second wave.” There’s one long wave. We’ve been in a plateau of around 20,000 cases and 1,000 deaths a day, largely among minority and vulnerable populations. Reopening will cause spikes, but calling them a second wave denies the reality of what’s going on.
The known U.S. death toll is now 19. When it was 19 in China they'd already begun building two new hospitals and 20 quarantine facilities in one city.