by | Mar 23, 2020

At Thursday’s White House press briefing, President Trump and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn announced that the FDA has approved the “compassionate use” of the antimalarial drug chloroquine to treat patients infected with Coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”). Under extreme or exigent circumstances,…

by | Mar 23, 2020

Medical experts have told us that the Chinese coronavirus — COVID19, aka “kung flu” — is three times as contagious as the normal flu. The global pandemic has spread to a majority of countries. Italy has suffered the greatest number…

by | Mar 18, 2020

“We know the numerator, but not the denominator.”  — Leading medical researcher, name withheld, discussing the statistical effect of the coronavirus 2019 One of the most difficult problems in assessing the current coronavirus 2019 (hereinafter COVID-19) pandemic is sorting through…

by | Mar 13, 2020

Have you noticed something about the rapidly-spinning-out-of-control coronavirus, or “Wuhan virus,” panic? Its victims are chiefly, if not solely, private-sector, civil-society events and institutions. The NBA has suspended its season. College basketball conference tournaments are being shut down. The NCAA…

by | Mar 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, which emerged in China in December 2019, shows no signs of abating. As of March 12, the World Health Organization reported 124,518 confirmed cases globally, with 80,980 of these in China, resulting in 4,607 deaths to date…

by | Mar 12, 2020

Tuesday brought news that the coronavirus has officially come to my little corner of the county. It was likely only a matter of time, with an outbreak near Seattle, and I-5 running up through Seattle and much of Whatcom County….

by | Mar 10, 2020

China’s government could be the coronavirus’ biggest victim. The crisis effect on China could be much like the coronavirus itself: Not universally dangerous, but especially so to those whose health is compromised already. While China has long appeared economically and…

by | Feb 25, 2020

Until now, most international bodies have remained cautiously optimistic regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), refusing to take hard measures necessary to prevent the spread of the disease. This hesitancy is understandable, given that the Western world has not experienced…

by | Feb 25, 2020

President Trump has just received a hero’s welcome from the people of the Republic of India. And with Trump’s affinity for direct negotiation at the chief executive level, the colorful pageantry of dancers, camels, and Mahatma Gandhi’s spinning wheel accorded…

by | Feb 17, 2020

Huawei Technologies Co., China’s telecom giant, is bidding to be part of many nations’ new 5G telecommunications networks. 5G communications will be far faster in transmitting data than the 4G systems it will replace. President Trump has rejected any role…

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