Coronavirus

executive

Exclusive: half of Americans support Trump bypassing Congress for COVID relief

August 13, 2020 6:41 pm

A new poll shows that Trump’s executive order has 51 percent support

dating site

I’ve started a dating site for lockdown skeptics

August 13, 2020 1:03 pm

The idea is that if you’re a COVID realist you don’t want to go out with a hysteric who frets about a ‘second wave

bats

Why bats are the perfect hosts for viruses

August 13, 2020 10:11 am

They harbor thousands — and they spill over to humans more often than you think

russian vaccine

Why are we so sniffy about the Russian vaccine?

August 13, 2020 9:27 am

We don’t like Putin’s corrupt, authoritarian, nationalistic administration. But what if he’s got this one right?

testing

Could mass testing for COVID-19 do more harm than good?

August 12, 2020 3:57 pm

The drawbacks of false-positive results can be substantial

cuomo

Cuomo’s nursing home death blame game

August 12, 2020 2:35 pm

Only the right is willing to hold him to account

A doctor in a Swedish ICU (photo: Getty)

How dangerous is COVID? A Swedish doctor’s perspective

August 11, 2020 7:17 am

Sweden ripped the metaphorical band-aid off quickly and got the epidemic over and done with in a short amount of time

black americans

Why are black Americans likelier to die of COVID than Latinos?

August 8, 2020 2:34 pm

Latino poverty is no less than black poverty and Latino access to quality healthcare is no better than for black Americans

spain

Spain’s bizarre mask policies

August 8, 2020 1:20 pm

Social distancing has now been abolished on public transport but mask wearing has not

virus

Never has a virus been so oversold

August 7, 2020 8:50 am

I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What a publicity budget

facebook

Facebook is wrong to censor Donald Trump

August 6, 2020 11:52 am

‘Misinformation’ is defined so vaguely that it can be applied increasingly liberally to all manner of online content

pakistan

Pakistan has transformed into a COVID-19 success story

August 6, 2020 9:52 am

Doctors across Pakistan have claimed that they have been coerced into reporting low numbers

london

London in limbo: can Britain’s capital survive this crisis?

August 5, 2020 11:11 pm

The motor of the UK’s economy must not stay stuck in second gear

sweden

Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy is already paying off

August 5, 2020 9:22 am

Alone among the world’s developed economies, Sweden didn’t go into full lockdown

U.S. President Donald Trump

Has Trump’s COVID-19 response really been so dire?

August 5, 2020 8:11 am

The truth is neither as good as the President makes out, nor as bad as his critics claim

tourism

Can tourism subsidies save Japan’s coronavirus-blighted economy?

August 4, 2020 3:30 pm

This is not the first attempt by the Abe government to get people moving around Japan

arlington

Where the Arlington sidewalk ends

August 3, 2020 4:09 pm

County officials crack down on outdoor congregating

camper van beethoven

How Camper Van Beethoven saw the future

August 3, 2020 3:26 pm

And how I wrote a novel about it

new york times

How the New York Times profits from self-censorship

August 2, 2020 11:20 am

Not failing, but falling leftwards

funerals

Who deserves a funeral?

July 31, 2020 2:20 pm

Politicians have decided that celebrity affords them the right to override the onerous restrictions on funerals

delay

Trump’s election delay tweet smacks of desperation

July 30, 2020 11:39 am

The strongman looks weak

plane

How to get into a club and onto a plane

July 30, 2020 11:09 am

‘OK, Charlie, put your mask on,’ I whispered. ‘And whatever you do, don’t sneeze’

dutch

The rise of Dutch Euroskepticism

July 30, 2020 8:33 am

The Netherlands has always felt suspicious of further political integration

sports

Sports are back — but COVID isn’t gone

July 29, 2020 2:05 pm

‘Your linemen are right next to each other spitting in each other’s faces — there’s really no avoiding that.’

second wave

A second wave in Europe? Perhaps, but deaths are still down

July 29, 2020 11:53 am

At the moment it looks pretty benign