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Store Shelves Empty Again Amid Second-Wave Fear

Store Shelves Empty Again Amid Second-Wave Fear

BY JAMIE JOSEPH IRVINE, Calif.—As Orange County, California, entered the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 monitoring tier with a surge in cases, shoppers flocked to grocery stores to bulk purchase, leaving shelves empty again. The region landed in the purple tier Nov. 16, prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to order the closure of indoor gyms and cinemas. Restaurants who are now […]

Coronavirus: Will the Truth Please Stand Up and Stop the Panic

Coronavirus:  Will the Truth Please Stand Up and Stop the Panic

  by Phil Erwin  I am frankly astonished at just how much mental, emotional and political energy has been “invested” (read: vented) in the question of how to identify this new, serious pathogen. “Coronavirus” is a generic name for a class of viruses that are involved in infecting humans (and other animals) with what we […]

The Politics of Panic Are Far Deadlier Than The Coronavirus

The Politics of Panic Are Far Deadlier Than The Coronavirus

  By Thomas L. Knapp US president Donald Trump “Has a Problem as the Coronavirus Threatens the US,” assert the authors of a New York Times analysis: “His Credibility.” In the tagline and elsewhere in the article, the authors imply that the spread of COVID-19, aka “the coronavirus,” constitutes a “public health crisis” and a […]