Category Archives: COVID-19

D.C. Gets Screwed on Vaccine Distribution

See update below. Or, if you prefer, why D.C. needs two voting senators (boldface mine): With case numbers rising in the nation’s capital, Bowser (D) sent a letter Thursday to officials overseeing the federal Operation Warp Speed vaccination plan, saying … Continue reading

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D.C. Needs a Happy COVID-19 Dashboard

For a while now, it has felt like I’ve been chronicling the apocalypse on a daily basis, as I look at the D.C. COVID-19 data every day. Admittedly, this isn’t exactly a new experience for me, since I’ve worked on … Continue reading

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You Can’t Hoodwink the Virus: The No-Bar Edition

D.C. has done some very good things and some very… not good things when it has come to preventing (or trying to anyway) COVID-19. One concern I’ve had is that the city too often takes the typical New Democrat approach … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Another Awful Week

I suppose if there’s any silver lining to this very dark cloud, it’s that this week wasn’t worse than last week–except for the deaths which creeped up (18 this week, 17 last week). The entire city and all wards, including … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Statistic We Need

There’s a very useful statistic that I have not seen from any government source in the U.S.: the percentage of asymptomatic hospital patients who test positive for COVID-19. That is, if someone enters the hospital system for something other than … Continue reading

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A Funding Reality of Our Public Health System

From the director of the St. Francoise County (Missouri) Public Health Department (boldface mine): We weren’t set up well to deal with this virus in Missouri. We have the worst funding in the country for public health, and a lot … Continue reading

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Predisposed to a Pandemic: The Nursing Home Aide Edition

A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted that a sane COVID-19 response would have these four economic pillars: Rent and mortgage suspension, for businesses and residents. Temporary universal healthcare coverage, including for those who lost their jobs. Some … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: Miserable and Unclear as to How We Improve

On the whole, this week was worse than even last week, with only Ward 1 seeing a slight decrease in prevalence–though that simply be a result of less testing. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ … Continue reading

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Professional Democrats (Still) Need to Learn How to Make Alternative Narratives

Will Wilkerson has some very good observations about why Republican failures on COVID-19 weren’t the game changer many thought they would be (boldface mine): Mr. Trump abdicated responsibility, shifting the burden onto states and municipalities with busted budgets. He then … Continue reading

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The State of COVID-19 in D.C.: An Ongoing Failure of Governance

It was yet another disastrous week for COVID-19 in D.C. The entire city and all wards, including the ‘low prevalence bastions’ of Ward 2 and 3, are now well above the German rollback threshold of 50 new cases per 100,000 … Continue reading

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