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A Dose of Optimism, as the Pandemic Rages On

Donald G. McNeil Jr. New York Times
The months ahead will be difficult. But the medical cavalry is coming, and the rest of us know what we need to do. The final death toll from Covid-19 will depend both on how we behave going forward and how quickly innovations arrive.

It Has Come to This: Ignore the C.D.C.

Harold Varmus and Rajiv Shah The New York Times
The agency’s new guidelines are wrong, so states have to step up on their own to suppress the coronavirus.

The US Badly Needs a Wake-Up Call on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brian Resnick Vox
"Years of potential life lost" is the most sobering and sad Covid-19 statistic I've seen. There are so many reasons to not be numb to the coronavirus pandemic. As we see case counts rising, we can't stay complacent. There's so much more left to lose

Hepatitis A Races Across The Country

Laura Ungar Kaiser Health News
Simon Haeder, assistant professor of public policy at PA State U said the outbreaks show how the addiction crisis and the diseases it fuels endanger everyone, while also revealing cracks in the nation’s patchwork, poorly funded public health system.

Science Off to A Rough Start in the Trump Administration

John Timmer Ars Technica
The evidence is pretty clear: the transition team's policies are problematic and unprecedented. So much so that at least some Trump administration officials have backed away from them once they became the subject of news stories.
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