Coronavirus II (from 7-18-22)


  1. Coronavirus.  “Why the Rush for Toddler Vaccines?”  by Allysia Finley.  [Covid was clearly a health emergency for adults in 2020.  By contrast, the urgency now feels political.]   7-5-22
  2. Coronavirus.  “Biden and Fauci Botched the Covid Response.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Instead of protecting the vulnerable, they bet too heavily on vaccines to achieve herd immunity.]   7-8-22
  3. Coronavirus.  “The Never-Ending Covid Emergency.”  7-12-22
  4. Coronavirus. “What Happened to That ‘Emergency’ Covid Money?”  by Allysia Finley.  [The White House calls for another $34.4 billion.  But it isn’t in the Democrats’ reconciliation deal.]   8-2-22
  5. Coronavirus.  “Vaccine Mandate Puts National Security at Risk.”  By James O. Eifert.  [The Pentagon’s rigid Covid policy may lead to the discharge of 1,000 guardsmen I command.]   8-5-22
  6. Coronavirus.  “Covid Vaccine Mandates Heighten School Inequality.”  By Eliza Holland and Nikki Johnson.  8-9-22
  7. Coronavirus.  “Is Congress Getting Over Covid-19?”  [Senators skip testing, as the house extends proxy voting again.]  8-10-22
  8. Coronavirus.  “The Centers for Disease Politics.”  [The agency offers a mea minima culpa for its manifest Covid failures.]   8-19-22
  9. Coronavirus.  “Fauci and Walensky Double Down on Failure.”  By John Tierney.  [Lockdowns were oppressive and deadly.  But U.S and WHO officials plan worse for the next pandemic.]   8-19-22
  10. Coronavirus.  “A Bumbling Biden Fails the Monkeypox Test.”   By Allysia Finlay.  [Would he have handled Covid better than Trump?  A Different outbreak gives ample reason for doubt.]   8-22-22
  11. Coronavirus.  “Dr. Fauci and the Rule of Experts.”  [His long service is laudable, but his Covid Legacy includes more public mistrust.]   8-23-22
  12. Coronavirus.  “Owning Up to America’s Covid Failures.”  By Wm. A. Galston.  [The U.S. lost 2.7 years of life expectancy, much worse than peer nations.]   9-7-22
  13. Coronavirus.  “Who Was That Masked Economist?”  by Mark Skousen.  [An academic group imposes 2020 rules on a 2023 conference.]   9-8-22
  14. Coronavirus. “Is the Pandemic ‘Over,’ or Not?”  [Biden reassures the public but won’t lift the official Covid emergency.”   9-20-22
  15. Coronavirus.  “CDC Oversells the ‘Bivalent’ Covid Shot.”  By Paul A. Offit.    9-22-22
  16. Coronavirus.  “The Next Pandemic:  Life Itself.”  By Daniel Henninger.  [Medical advisory panel say everyone age 8 to 65 should be screed for anxiety.]   9-29-22
  17. Coronavirus.  “The Baffling Tale of the Covid Shut-In Girl.”  By Michael Taube.  [Canadians scratch their heads over a vaccine video.]    9-29-22
  18. Coronavirus.  “Blame Lockdowns on Silicon Valley.”  By Andy Kessler.  [Without technology to keep the economy from imploding, they wouldn’t have lasted.]   10-10-22
  19. Coronavirus.  “Covid Boosters Aren’t for Everyone.”  By Joseph A. Ladapo.  [For young men, the risks outweigh the benefits at this point.]   10-21-22
  20. Coronavirus.  “The CDC Pushes to Vaccinate Toddlers, Again.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Its decision to include Covid-19 shots in children’s schedules is based on far-too-flimsy evidence. ]  10-24-22
  21. Coronavirus.  “The Bivalent Vaccine Boondoggle.”  By Joel Zinberg.  [Washington spends billions on shots nobody wants.]   10-25-22
  22. Coronavirus.  “The School Lockdown Catastrophe.”  [The awful NAEP scores show damage from closing classrooms.]   10-25-22
  23. Coronavirus.  “Now They Want a Pandemic ‘Amnesty.’”  [The school shutdown lobby now want voters to forgive them.  Not so fast.]   11-2-22
  24. Coronavirus. “A Covid Emergency Surprise.”  [The Senate votes to end the justification for student-loan write-offs.]    11-17-22
  25. Coronavirus.  “Meet the Post-Covid China, same as the Pre-covid China.” By Anastasia Lin.  [There’s no such thing as business as usual when you’re dealing with a communist regime.]   11-18-22
  26. Coronavirus.  “Why DeSantis’s Covid Moment Remains Relevant.”  By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.  [America’s still living with the damage done by lockdowns.  Now China’s endgame is coming.]   11-19-22
  27. Coronavirus.  “Hardly Anyone Is Buying Biden’s Bivalent Boosters.”  By Allysia Finlay.  [The administration has oversold vaccines for two years, and Covid is less lethal now anyway.]   12-5-22
  28. Coronavirus.  “Western Scientists Cheered On China’s Covid Repression.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Many public health elites still won’t admit it was a mistake for the West to adopt Beijing’s strategy.]   12-12-22
  29. Coronavirus.  “The Exaggeration of Long Covid.”  By Marty Makary.  [Lingering symptoms after a respiratory infection are common.  Most cases are too mild to worry about.]   12-13-22
  30. Coronavirus.  “Elon Musk,  Dr. Fauci and the Next Pandemic.”  By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.  [A silly Twitter spat ought to help us rethink the value of trying to manipulate the public.]   12-17-22
  31. Coronavirus.  “China’s Useful Covid Lesson.”  By Holman w. Jenkins, Jr.  [Someday Western societies may face a virus a lot deadlier than this one.]   12-21-23Coronavirus.  “China’s Let-It-Rip covid Reopening.”  By Ezekiel J. Emanuel.  [Xi Jinping compounds his zero-covid mistake with a 180-degree reversal that endangers everyone.]  12-23-22
  32. Coronavirus.  “Protecting Biden From Chinese Covid.”  [The testing mandate for Chinese travelers won’t stop a new variant.]  ]   12-29-22
  33. Coronavirus.  “Western Medicine to China’s Rescue.”   12-29-22
  34. Coronavirus.  “Covid Is China’s Price for Rejoining Humanity.”  By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.  [Beijing botches a ‘reopening’ that many of its Pacific Neighbors pulled off gracefully.]   12-31-22
  35. Coronavirus.  “Are Vaccines Fueling New Covid Variants?”  by Allysia Finley.  The virus appears to be evolving in ways that evade immunity.  Health officials should focus on treatment.]   1-3-23
  36. Coronavirus.  “How Covid could Bring Back measles.”  [Vaccine hesitancy revives an illness that kills 1 to 3 out of 1,000 children.]   1-6-23
  37. Coronavirus.  “The White House Covid Censorship Machine.” By Jenin Younes and Aaron Kheriaty.  [Newly released emails show how officials coerce social=-media companies to toe the government line.]  1-9-23
  38. Coronavirus.  “’Experts’ Are Fueling Distrust in Vaccines.”  By Allysia Finley.  [They opt for derision in place of persuasion and deny or ignore what people see with their own eyes.’]  1-9-23
  39. Coronavirus.  “Where Are the Next Covid Treatments?”  [Biden’s bureaucracy is an obstacle, as vaccine immunity ebbs.]   1-10-23
  40. Coronavirus.  “How Deadly Were the Covid Lockdowns?”  by Rob Arnott and Casey B. Mulligan.  [For Americans under 45, there were more excess deaths without the virus in 20020-21 than with it.] 1-12-23
  41. Coronavirus.  “The Deceptive Campaign for Bivalent Covid Boosters.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Studies show they fail to live up to their promise, but vaccine makers and experts keep pushing them.]   1-23-23
  42. Coronavirus.  “Pandemic Benefit Fraud Gone Wild.”  [Latest estimate of theft from jobless insurance programs:  $60 billion.]   1-26-23
  43. Coronavirus.  “The Vicious Circle of Covid Boondoggles and Bad Data.”  By Leslie Bienen and Margery Smelkinson.  [Medicare bonuses and FEMA funeral benefits create incentives to overstate the disease’s toll.]   1-27-23
  44. Coronavirus.  “How Biden Officials bungled a Better Vaccine.”  By Allysia Finley.  [They boosted mRNA tech at the expense of J&J’s shot which provides more durable immunity.]   1-30-23
  45. Coronavirus.  “Why Vaccine Skepticism Is Growing on the Right.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Public health officials imposed mandates and kept news of potential side effects under wraps.]   2-6-23
  46. Coronavirus.  “We Still Don’t Know the Truth About Covid.”  Jamie Metzl and Matt Pottinger.  [Congress should establish a bipartisan national commission of inquiry into the pandemic’s origins.]   2-9-23
  47. Coronavirus.  “America’s Missing School Children.”   2-18-23
  48. Coronavirus.  “Another Turn in the Wuhan Leak Story.”  [More evidence that those who derided the lab origin were wrong.]   2-27-23
  49. Coronavirus.  “Three Years Late, the Lancet Recognizes Natural Immunity.”  By Allysia Finley.  [The public-health clarisy (sic.) rediscovers a principle of immunology it derided throughout the pandemic.]   2-27-23
  50. Coronavirus.  “Common Sense Points to a Lab Leak.”  By Peggy Noonan.  [Denials from authorities seemed political all along, and public trust will take a long time to recover.]  3-4-23
  51. Coronavirus.  “China Remains the World’s Pandemic Risk.”  By Holman W.  Jenkins, Jr.  [How the first human was infected is critical because such outbreaks won’t be stopped once they start.]   3-4-23
  52. Coronavirus.  “The FDA’s Covid Contradictions:  At-Home Test Edition.”  By Allysia Finley.  [It has eased standards for vaccines, for all ages, while limiting access to tests that would reduce spread.]  3-6-23
  53. Coronavirus.  “The government’s Covid Casualties.”  [Novavax and Lucira are case studies in the cost of FDA regulatory delay.]   3-7-23
  54. Coronavirus.  “Why Scientists Got the Covid Lab Leak Wrong.” By Tim Trevan.  [We’re only human, and we’re as susceptible as everybody else to cognitive biases and self-interest.]   3-7-23
  55. Coronavirus.  “The Bush-Clinton Covid Commission.”  By John G. Chachas and Tom C. Korologos.  [Two former presidents can lead a credible bipartisan probe.]   3-10-23
  56. Coronavirus.  “Normal People Say ‘No Mask.’”  By Gabrielle Bauer.  [We fought for three years, and the Covid fear mongers lost.]   3-14-23
  57. Coronavirus.  “Covid Shots:  Two if by Land, None if by Sea.”  By Margery Smelkinson and Leslie Bienen.  [DeSantis discovers an apparent loophole in the vaccine mandate.]   3-23-23
  58. Coronavirus.  “My Weekly Covid Tests Continue.”  By Nicole Saphier.  [I’m a doctor, and New Jersey still has an outdated vaccine mandate in place for medical personnel]   3-30-23
  59. Coronavirus.  “Media Keep Stifling the Covid Debate.”  By Daniel Halperin.  4-1-23
  60. Coronavirus.  “Covid Makes an Antiwoke Fortress of a New Age Florida School.”  By James Taranto.  [Centner Academy’s skepticism of masks and vaccines proves ‘a highly effective curation process.’]   4-8-23
  61. Coronavirus.  “Do We Understand Covid Yet?”  by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.  [Inevitably, politics took charge, making it harder to adapt to a virus that wouldn’t be stopped.]   4-8-23
  62. Coronavirus.  “Where’s the Covid-19 ‘Peace Dividend’?  [DBO says the deficit was 1.1 Trillion in the past six months.]   4-12-23
  63. Coronavirus.  “Incredible Covid Memory Loss,.”  [Randi Weingaren tries to rewrite pandemic history on lockdowns.]   5-1-23
  64. Coronavirus.  “Joseph Ladapo Bucks the Covid Vaccine Orthodoxy.”  By Allysia Finley.  [he Florida surgeon general’s critics ignore the science and resort to personal attacks.]   5-1-23
  65. Coronavirus.  “The Lockdowns Are Over, but the Damage Goes On.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Workforce dropouts and drug overdoses became more common as the world obsessed over the virus.]  5-8-23
  66. Coronavirus.  “The Covid Slush Fund.”  By Joel Zinberg.  [Clawing back money tht hasn’t been spent would return power to Congress.]   5-8-23
  67. Coronavirus.  “Officials Neglect Covid Vaccines’ Side Effects.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Danice Hertz and Brianne Dressen suffered severe neurological symptoms after receiving shots.]   Public-health authorities, perhaps worried about vaccine hesitancy, haven’t been transparent about adverse events.  Their lack of candor can only fuel public distrust.] 5-13-23
  68. Coronavirus.  “The Great Covid Business Migration.}   [States with onerous lockdowns lost employers as well as workers.]   (Graph: “States With Highest and lowest Net Firm Migration 2021.)    6-10-23
  69. Coronavirus.  “The Main Lockdown Casualties:  Children.”  [Suicide and homicide rates for young people hit a 20-year high.]   6-17-23
  70. Coronavirus.  “Covid Censorship Proved to Be Deadly.”  By Bret Swanson.  [Government and social-media companies colluded to stifle dissenters who turned out to be right.]   7-8-23
  71. Coronavirus.  “The Covid Lab-Leak Deception.”  By Matt Ridley and Allina Chan.  [Scientists who signed a paper claiming a natural origin turn out not to have believed it themselves.]   7-27-23
  72. Coronavirus.  “Covid Lockdowns and Cancer.”  [Late diagnosis and delayed care have led to more stage 4 disease.]   8-14-23
  73. Coronavirus.  “The State Covid Medicaid Scam.”  [The scare over lost post-pandemic insurance coverage was phony.]   8-18-23
  74. Coronavirus.  “Do We Understand Covid Yet?  Part Two.”  By Holman w. Jenkins, Jr.  [Our pandemic outcome would have been better with more debate and less censorship.]   8-19-23
  75. Coronavirus.  “Biden Waves Through Another Covid Shot.”   By Marty Makary.  [He’s certain that it ‘works,’ but there’s no data.  Is this how we approve drugs now??]  8-31-23
  76. Coronavirus.  “Covid Becomes an Excuse for Crime.” By Joshua Crawford.  [The focus on comparing 2019 and 2022 rates obscures how bad policy has worsened violence.] 11-8-23
  77. Coronavirus.  “The Covid Vaccine Windfall Turns for Pfizer and Moderna.”  By Allysia Finley.  [Reduced demand and revenue for the jabs isn’t bad news.  The industry is working as it’s designed.]   11-20-23
  78. Coronavirus.  “Cities Use Covid Funds to Run Guaranteed-Income Experiments.”  By Leslie ford.  [There is already plenty of evidence that government handouts are harmful to poor families.]   12-2-23
  79. Coronavirus.  “Treasury’s Hidden Stash of Covid Cash.”  [It wants to let states use billions of unspent ‘emergency dollars.]   12-4-23
  80. Coronavirus.  “The Pandemic Killed a Presidency.”  By Daniel Henninger.  By Daniel Henninger.  [Covid-19 disrupted people’s private lives.  Biden addressed them from 50,000 feet.]   12-21-23     View Stats
  81. Coronavirus.  “The Biggest Covid Scam.”  [The ERC was supposed to cost $55 billion.  The bill so far:  $230 billion.]   12-28-23
  82. Coronavirus.  “Anthony Fauci Fesses Up.”   1-12-24
  83. Coronavirus.  “Covid Sheds Haunt New York Sidewalks.”  By Bob Greene.  [Some have outlasted their restaurants, but all are unwelcome during the winter.]   1-24-24
  84. Coronavirus.  “A $550 Billion Pandemic-Relef Scam.”  By Andrew Moylan.  [it’s past time to phase out the Employee Retention Credit.]   1-25-24
  85. Coronavirus.  “Where Did Covid Come From?”  by Nicholas Wade.  [New documents bolster the theory that it not only escaped from a laboratory but was developed in one.]   2-29-24
  86. Coronavirus.  “Covid Lessons Leaned, Four Years Later.”  By Scott W. Atlas and Steve H. Hanke.  [Mandatory lockdowns had almost no benefit – but did significant economic and health-related damage.]   3-19-24
  87. Coronavirus.  “The SBA and My Fake Covid Potato Farm.”  By Arthur M. Diamond.  [I was a victim of fraud, but I was treated as if I were the guilty one.]   3-21-24
  88. Coronavirus.  “A Tale of Two Post-Covid Cities.”  By Brandon Hollihan.  [As employees return to the office, Bend, Ore., may see a crash.]   5-3-24