Cross-sectional model of a coronavirus
In “How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S” Joanne Kenen of Politico describes how, according to experts, the Trump administration’s decision to reject a World Health Organization coronavirus test that was available in February has had deadly consequences. Continue reading Trump Administration Rejected WHO Coronavirus Tests: With Deadly Consequences
Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson – “The Great Society”
Pursuant to my last post, I’d argue that it is unsurprising that two years ago the Trump regime disbanded a crucial National Security Council Directorate charged with responding to pandemics. Continue reading Does Trump Care About You?
The 1918–20 “Spanish flu” influenza pandemic resulted in dramatic mortality worldwide.
If you are unaware, the Trump White House closed the office responsible for leading the U.S. response in the event of a deadly pandemic in May 2018. In today’s Washington Post Dr. Beth Cameron describes the situation in “I ran the White House pandemic office. Trump closed it.” Continue reading Trump White House Closed Office That Dealt With Pandemics
(This essay originally appeared on March 9, 2020, at 3 Quarks Daily.
By Joseph Shieber, reprinted with permission.)
The traditional assumption in the United States has been that each person is individually responsible for their own health care. Continue reading Public Health Emergencies Reveal The Danger Of “To Each According To His Works”
Vox did its usual excellent job of reporting and analysis in the above video about the origins of the coronavirus. Now that the WHO officially declared the virus a pandemic—and since I live in Seattle, one of the epicenters of the virus—here are a few philosophical lessons that we might relearn. Continue reading Coronavirus: We Are All Interconnected