Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it. Note that this story doesn’t deal specifically with the University of Washington models released yesterday, projecting U.S. infections and deaths from COVID-19 in the coming months. But it does provide insights into how scientists create models.
The law invoked by President Trump to spark production of ventilators for COVID-19 is increasingly used by federal disaster agencies to access materials during climate-related catastrophes. Its explosive rise came after Hurricane Katrina.
A few months back, I wrote two guides to disaster preparedness. They were meant as general references, assuming you may someday face a natural disaster or acute emergency. To many readers, they probably seemed abstract since there was no imminent danger at the time. But here we are, in the midst of a global emergency. [&hellip
Greens just can’t help themselves. As the rest of us do what we can to tackle or withstand the COVID-19 crisis, they treat it as a sign, a warning from nature, a telling-off to hubristic, destructive mankind. The speed with…
For a brief moment there, it looked as though the coronavirus pandemic might escape the muck of partisanship. It’s true that President Donald Trump, wary of a recession during a reelection year, had first tried to talk the virus into…
President Trump has become the first U.S. president to declare a health epidemic a “major disaster” in his recent decisions to approve requests for that designation from the governors of California, New York and Washington in their battles against COVID-19.
The worldwide occupation with coronavirus is pushing another looming disaster — global warming — off the public agenda. The media is reporting little other than COVID-19-related news, and the United Nations has canceled a swath of climate change related meetings….