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Coronavirus Pandemic: Does Everyone Have COVID-19 Already?

A woman adjusts her mask while she waits in line as the city’s public-health unit holds a walk-in clinic testing for coronavirus in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 23, 2020. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters) That’s more or less the question posed by a new Oxford study making the rounds, especially thanks to a Financial Times write-up. The study posits …

Twenty Things That Caught My Eye Today -- March 24, 2020)

Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose H. Gomez celebrates Sunday mass via livestream at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels after California’s governor Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented statewide “stay at home order” directing the state’s residents to hunker down in their homes during the coronavirus outbreak, March 22, 2020. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) 1. This …

Check Out the Victor Davis Hanson Podcast — Episode Eight Awaits Your Ears

Hanson discusses his first-hand experience with the economics of panics, about Capitol Hill Democrats loading up coronavirus-relief legislation with their ideological wish list, and the geographically, socially, and ideologically driven coverage of the Wuhan virus. View original Post

Andrew Cuomo's Coronavirus Comments -- The Value of Human Life

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in N.Y., November 13, 2018. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters) This morning during his press conference, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said that it is a false choice to choose between public health or restarting the economy. He then added that if that ever were the choice, public …

Progress in Italy?

Some hopeful indications in the latest case numbers… View original Post

‘This Is Not Sustainable’

I wrote today about the economic costs of the lockdowns and the imperative to come up with more-focused solutions. View original Post

Coronavirus Bill -- Democrats' New Proposal Has Problems

The sun rises on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 22, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) I have some reservations about some of the proposals put forward by Senate Republicans. But at the very least, most of the proposals are meant to address the current crisis. The Democrats, on the other hand, seem intent on using …

Coronavirus & Chloroquine -- President Trump Did Not Make Anyone Ingest Fish Tank Cleaner

President Donald Trump arrives prior to declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) From NBC News comes one of the most irresponsible pieces of “journalism” I’ve seen in a long while. It revolves around an …

Coronavirus Facts & Frightening Thought of Being Powerless

Nurses wearing protective gear wait for patients at a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 coronavirus in a parking lot at the University of Washington’s Northwest Outpatient Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., March 17, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Today’s Morning Jolt is a timeline that goes from the onset of symptoms of the first recorded coronavirus patient …

Coronavirus & Economy -- COVID Cost-Benefit Analysis

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the closing bell, March 17, 2020. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) I’ve seen a lot of calls for cost-benefit analysis regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic damage we’re inflicting as we try to control it. I’m not sure it’s possible to do that …