Coronavirus

spanish

The Spanish summer is well and truly canceled

August 18, 2020 9:23 am

‘This is like the seven plagues of Egypt,’ muttered one disgusted restaurant owner

andrew cuomo

In many ways, Andrew Cuomo is just a metaphor

August 18, 2020 8:01 am

In his DNC address, the New York governor was more interested in what sounds right than what is right

war

What price is too high in the war against COVID?

August 15, 2020 12:50 pm

If we wish to limit further economic damage, we need to find ways to live with the virus

japanese

What lies behind the Japanese obsession with face masks?

August 15, 2020 11:57 am

No one in Japan is checking whether you are wearing a mask or not, and there are no penalties for not doing so

executive

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

August 13, 2020 6:41 pm

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