Politicians are poised to tighten the screws, even though voluntary action offers more promise.
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And is their luck running out?
“The Constitution sets certain lines that may not be crossed, even in an emergency.”
If only that signaled a broader respect for legal limits on executive power.
Suggesting That Face Masks Are More Effective Than Vaccines, the CDC's Director Exemplifies the Propaganda That Discourages People From Wearing Them
Government officials think Americans can't handle the truth, an assumption that tends to backfire.
The COVID-19 Death Toll Is Rising Much Faster in the U.S. Than in Sweden, Which Now Has Fewer Deaths Per Capita
The trends suggest that Sweden's less restrictive policy has been more successful at reducing fatal outcomes.
As the pandemic rages on, nominally free countries are sliding down a path blazed by authoritarian regimes.
A week after being sued over his arbitrary COVID-19 policy, Gov. Charlie Baker says he will allow arcades to reopen.
Public health authorities are cracking down on a holiday activity where the age group least at risk of COVID-19 walks around outside wearing masks.
Today's Deadline for Seeking FDA Approval of Vaping Products Means Small Businesses Have To Pray for Bureaucratic Flexibility
The industry's fate depends on the whims of an agency charged with deciding what is "appropriate for public health."
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A federal lawsuit argues that the distinction drawn by Massachusetts is unconstitutional.
Andrew Cuomo Says 4,000-Person NYPD Social-Distancing Taskforce Needed Before He'll Allow Indoor Dining in NYC
New York City restaurants have been excluded from the reopening of dining rooms in the rest of the state.
If the goal is minimizing the death toll over the long run, it is too soon to say.
"Economists are accustomed to thinking about tradeoffs," says economist and Nobel laureate Alvin Roth. "It appears that at least in some parts of the ethics community, they are not."
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The risk for the elderly is much higher, probably largely because of preexisting medical conditions.
The assertion, which contradicts the president's own warnings about the virus, is based on a misinterpretation of CDC data.
The infection and death rates have surpassed those of the general population.
The New York Times thinks so, but the data do not fit that hypothesis very well.
The danger of the virus can’t be considered to the exclusion of the need for jobs and prosperity.
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The rhetoric may not be accurate, but it is definitely useful.
The study suggests that vaping raises your risk of catching the disease, but only if you stop.
Rejecting Biden's Threat of a Nationwide Mask Mandate, Trump Suddenly Respects Limits on Presidential Power
Both major parties defend the Constitution only when it's convenient.
Kids do not catch or spread or suffer from coronavirus at the same rate as adults, no matter what your newspaper is telling you this week.
New apps can work as surveillance techniques for the government. They can also serve as anonymous health tools for people hoping to return to normal life.
Without 'Much More Aggressive Shutdowns,' The New York Times Warns, COVID-19 Could Kill 'Well Over a Million' Americans
That scenario seems highly implausible based on what we know about the epidemic.
Why libertarians (and everybody else) should socially distance, wear masks and get vaccinated.
Los Angeles Will Shut Off People's Utilities For Hosting Parties, Not For Failing To Pay Their Utility Bills
Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to shut off utility service to violators of bans on private gatherings poses grave civil liberties and due process concerns.
Nashville Promised a Crackdown on Mask-Defying Partiers. Then They Arrested a Homeless Man with a Drug and Drinking Problem.
This is what it looks like when you get the police involved in public health issues.
The trend means we should see declining daily deaths in the coming weeks.
The city’s contact-tracing efforts don’t appear to be going well, so prepare for more top-down mandates with confusing justifications.
Will his blunt self-aggrandizement reinvigorate concerns about presidents who exceed their powers?
Will the U.S. be next?
Linda Greenhouse Thinks COVID-19 Rules That Favor Casinos Over Churches Raise No Constitutional Issues Worth Considering
The former New York Times SCOTUS reporter does not seem to understand the arguments she is criticizing.
Armed agents of the state shouldn't be enforcing mask mandates.
The theoretical case for government mask mandates has to be weighed against the reality of their enforcement.
The wide range of estimates reflects real variations as well as methodological differences.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wants President Donald Trump To Impose a Nationwide Face Mask Mandate
Whitmer's argument is short on facts and legal reasoning.
Kentucky Couple Reportedly Placed Under House Arrest After Failing To Sign COVID-19 Quarantine Notice
Elizabeth Linscott, who tested positive for COVID-19, says she objected to the wording of the health department's isolation orders.
Cheap, rapid antigen tests may be on the way—and the FDA has finally approved test pooling.
Meanwhile, the case fatality rate is still falling.