Daily U.S. COVID-19 deaths are approaching the influenza average.
An Epidemiologist Confirms That the CDC Director Misrepresented Her Study of Outdoor COVID-19 Transmission
A co-author of the article that Rochelle Walensky cited says outdoor settings probably account for "substantially less than 1 percent" of infections.
A New Study Confirms That Reopening Texas '100 Percent' Had No Discernible Impact on COVID-19 Cases or Deaths
Critics said Gov. Greg Abbott's decision was "extraordinarily dangerous" and reflected "Neanderthal thinking."
The New York Times Promotes a COVID Cult of Caution That Requires Vaccinated People To Act As if They're Not
The paper gives short shrift to evidence that vaccines nearly eliminate the risk of infection.
The agency continues a pattern of arbitrary, dubious, and ever-changing recommendations.
The CDC's Ever-Shifting COVID-19 Advice Shows the Agency Is Ill-Suited To Decide Which Risks Are Acceptable
The CDC's recommendations have never been purely a matter of science.
Suspicions about a lab leak will continue so long as Chinese officials keep acting like they have something to hide.
The CDC Director Misrepresented the Study She Cited To Justify Her Misleading Estimate of Outdoor COVID-19 Risk
Rochelle Walensky's gloss is puzzling in light of the evidence presented in the systematic review on which she relied.
The emphasis on a goal that may be impossible to reach reduces the incentive to get vaccinated.
A New Study of COVID-19 Transmission Questions the Adequacy of the Six-Foot Rule and the Rationale for Many Occupancy Limits
The researchers highlight the danger posed by tiny, well-circulated respiratory droplets.
Cases are rising mainly in states with stricter disease control policies.
The Washington Post nevertheless blames "a broad loosening of public health measures."
The increase in the estimated infection fatality rate is especially large for the oldest age group.
Despite Its Much Stricter COVID-19 Policies, California's Per Capita Death Rate Is Only Slightly Lower Than Florida's
The comparison poses a puzzle for people who believe lockdowns were crucial in controlling the pandemic.
Contrary to What the CDC's New COVID-19 Advice Implies, There Is Strong Evidence That Vaccination Curtails Virus Transmission
Research in Israel, the U.K., and the U.S. has found dramatic reductions in asymptomatic infections.
Texas Has Hundreds of Thousands of Coronavirus Carriers. The Governor Is Worried About 'Hundreds' of COVID-Positive Migrants.
Greg Abbott's fear is hard to take seriously, but it jibes with hoary stereotypes about immigrants.
The governor's new policy represents a pretty modest shift from the existing rules.
Wondering what "95 percent efficacy" means? I've got some good news for you.
Despite Starkly Different COVID-19 Policies, the U.S. and the U.K. Saw Similar Drops in Cases Around the Same Time
The same is true of Texas and California, which suggests that legal restrictions are not as important as politicians imagine.
Despite taking a much more restrictive approach, California saw a bigger surge than Texas, and the drop began around the same time in both states.
A comparison of Texas and California suggests that legal edicts matter less than The New York Times thinks.
Recent upward trends in cases and deaths seem to reflect virus transmission tied to holiday gatherings.
Good news from the latest Cancer Statistics 2021 report
Ramp up the vaccinations now!
It's not clear how long those hopeful trends will continue.
Centralization makes sense only if you ignore differences in local conditions—and trust the feds to make the right choices.
The evidence is limited and mixed, but data from New York, Minnesota, and California suggest that restaurants there account for a small share of infections.
We could double the number of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.
California's Health Secretary Concedes There Is No Empirical Basis for the State's Ban on Outdoor Dining
The ban is "not a comment on the relative safety of outdoor dining," Mark Ghaly says, but part of the effort to keep people from leaving home.
The vaccines are great news, but the winter still looks bleak.
Everyone has a right to dissent from the epidemiologists' contentment with the way things are now.
Especially if the COVID-19 inoculations are deployed speedily and accepted widely.
Blood test study finds that only about 10 percent of Americans are immune to the virus.
A New Prevalence Estimate Suggests the COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate in Texas Is Roughly 0.4 Percent
That makes the disease much deadlier than the seasonal flu but not nearly as deadly as modelers initially assumed.
Arbitrary COVID-19 Control Measures Will Not Make Americans More Likely To 'Hang in There' Until Vaccines Are Available
Legal responses to this fall's surge in new cases, like last spring's lockdowns, are frequently illogical and unscientific.
So far the president-elect's "expectation" is off by a factor of more than three, which does not bode well for his approach to the pandemic.
Peaks and valleys, a fall peak, or a slow burn?
Even after adjusting for age and comorbidities, researchers in New York and England found large improvements in patient survival.
That claim is wildly implausible and contradicted by the president's suggestion that COVID-19 was never much of a threat.
COVID-19 Cases are increasing faster than is testing, and that's not "fake news."
The president claims success based on a completely implausible worst-case scenario, while his opponent projects more than 3,700 deaths a day.
That is much lower than the toll from unintentional injuries, cancer, or heart disease but higher than the loss attributed to suicide or homicide.
The findings suggest that people infected in Connecticut were 10 times as likely to die as people infected in Utah or Oregon.
Both sides in the debate about face masks make claims that are not justified by the scientific evidence.