Sunday's New York Times declares, "As Christmas Nears, Virus Experts Look for Lessons from Thanksgiving."
Trained Times readers will spot the dodge instantly: if the "virus experts" are still "looking," then they haven't yet found evidence for their warnings that Thanksgiving would cause a terrifying spike in COVID. You grasp that . . .
American media recently brimmed with venomous headlines cursing disobedient Americans who met their loved ones for Thanksgiving despite the CDC’s COVID warnings. “As Americans prepare to gather for Thanksgiving, the world watches with dread and disbelief,” said the Washington Post in a revealing specimen of . . .
Eminent professors of epidemiology - Sunetra Gupta (Oxford), Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford), and Martin Kulldorff (Harvard) - have issued a declaration that condemns indefinite 'lockdowns' and calls for a return to a standard 'Public Health 101' approach to COVID-19, which they call 'Focused Protection.'
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Every so often, Rasmussen breaks out details from its daily tracking poll to show Trump’s “Job Approval” among different ethnic groups. The company’s September 21 poll shows Trump’s national approval at 51%, with 53% among Whites, 39% among Blacks, and 51% for “Other Minorities” (a catch-all group led . . .
In “How many lives would a more normal president have saved?” New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wonders how many Americans died because of President Trump’s “abnormal” reluctance to embrace stricter lockdown measures. Douthat’s speculations never get close to the likely correct answer, though, which is . . .
Are U.S. COVID Outcomes Better than Europe?
Europe has taken a much harsher economic thrashing from COVID-19 than the United States while suffering fewer deaths. How you rate the pandemic performance of these two great polities thus depends on how you value dollars versus deaths. Arguably, the U.S. has done better than Europe.
Eurozone real GDP in April-to-June 2020 was 15.3% . . .
If President Trump wants to bring the economy quickly back to full employment, he will have to confront the Establishment wing of his Republican party. The clash – if it comes – will be over Establishment Republican hostility to government spending. More spending will be needed to bolster an economy staggering under the blows of . . .
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