Hygiene Theater Is a Huge Waste of Time

In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines to clarify that while COVID-19 spreads easily among speakers and sneezers in close encounters, touching a surface “isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has sickened more than 16.5 million people across six continents. It is raging in countries that never contained the virus. It is resurging in many of the ones that did. If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it has probably passed. One outcome is now looking almost certain: This virus is never going away.

America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic

“When two or more diseases cluster, interact, and are driven by some bigger phenomenon,” they are known as “syndemics,”
says Emily Mendenhall, a medical anthropologist at Georgetown
University. COVID-19, for example, disproportionately affects people
with heart disease and diabetes, but all of these illnesses are affected
by inequity.

U.S. Coronavirus Testing Could Fail Again

The United States is once again at risk of outstripping its COVID-19 testing capacity, an ominous development that would deny the country a crucial tool to understand its pandemic in real time.