Browsing All posts tagged under »Global Pandemic«

Why Democracy And Free Markets Are The Best Antidotes To Pandemics

June 20, 2020 by


By Anthony B Kim ~ In a recent article, The Economist provided compelling evidence that “democracies contain epidemics most effectively.” According to the article’s analysis, … most data suggest that political freedom can be a tonic against disease. The Economist has [analyzed] epidemics from 1960 to 2019. Though these outbreaks varied in contagiousness and lethality, […]

4 Ways The 1957 Pandemic Resembles, And Differs From, COVID-19

May 14, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ A new pandemic that originated from Asia sweeps the world, hitting the United States during a time of economic prosperity, striking coastal cities the hardest, and eventually prompting a global recession. Plenty of consternation erupts over why the U.S. government and World Health Organization were so caught off guard when they […]

Crazy Corona Daze

April 15, 2020 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

When The World Was Just As Worried

April 14, 2020 by


By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ It is easy to argue that today the world is in a war only matched in the memory of the older generation by World War II. On the morning of August 6, 1945, Hiroshima exploded into the first and largest high-level radiation test laboratory in the world. Three days later, […]

When America Gets Coronavirus Under Control, Africa Will Need Our Help

April 7, 2020 by


By Joshua Meservey ~ We know too little about the new coronavirus to say how it will progress in Africa, but we know enough to realize it is likely to pummel the continent. As of April 6, Johns Hopkins University reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 51 of Africa’s 54 countries, with a total of […]

Getting America Back To Work Must Come Sooner, Not Later

April 6, 2020 by


By Larry Bell ~ Everyone has an opinion about how best to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus disaster and how effectively President Trump and his administration are addressing numerous aspects of this crisis. For whatever it’s worth, I have some thoughts about this too. From where my 82-year-old-high-risk-category body sits, I believe that the President, […]

Asymptomatic Cases Complicate The Containment Of Coronavirus

April 5, 2020 by


By Brayden Helwig and Dr. Peter Brookes ~ SARS-CoV-2, the biological pathogen that causes the COVID-19 disease, is a vicious virus. While much remains to be learned, the new coronavirus seems to be more infectious than the annual flu and possibly more deadly. The unbelievable daily growth in the global confirmed case count speaks for […]

CDC Now Recommending Face Masks, Trump Says

April 4, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t be wearing a face mask even as he announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent is now suggesting Americans do so. “I’m feeling good. I don’t know. Somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful resolute desk, the great resolute desk, I think […]

What’s Really Happening In China With Coronavirus? 4 Things To Know

April 1, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The Chinese government says it has lifted the lockdown for the province of Hubei, where the coronavirus first emerged, and has reported no new results for several days. However, much anecdotal information has arisen to call the official line from the Chinese Communist Party into question. Here are some of the […]

White House Projects 100,000 To 200,000 US Deaths From COVID-19

April 1, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Even if Americans follow mitigation guidelines, the United States could see 100,000 to 200,000 deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to projections explained by health officials Tuesday evening at the White House. “This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks,” President Donald Trump told reporters of […]

Trump Predicts Coronavirus Deaths To Peak In 2 Weeks, Extends Distancing Guidelines To End Of April

March 30, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump announced fatalities from coronavirus are likely to reach the highest point in two weeks, then begin to decline. He also said he’s extending the guidelines to slow the spread–that were set to lapse on Monday–to the end of April. “The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate […]

Trump Compels GM To Build More Ventilators For Coronavirus Response

March 29, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump is applying the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to manufacture more ventilators to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “Ventilators are a big deal,” the president said at the Friday press briefing. “This invocation of the DPA should indicate to all that we will not hesitate to […]

The Coronavirus Game Plan: How We Got Here And Where It Ends

March 27, 2020 by


By James Carafano ~ You can endlessly debate the wisdom and timing of the administration’s actions in responding to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak. But one thing seems beyond dispute: The federal government is making an all-out effort to help. Further, the innumerable press briefings and public statements leave no question as to the administration’s […]

‘Conservative’ WashPost Writer Rubin Asks If Virus Can ‘Obliterate Some Republican Myths’

March 26, 2020 by


By Joseph Vazquez ~ Looks like eco-extremists in the liberal media aren’t the only ones who’ll use the coronavirus pandemic to push their climate change talking points. Now, The Washington Post’s self-proclaimed “conservative” opinion writer is using the pandemic to spew the same eco-propaganda nonsense others on the left have at President Donald Trump and […]

Fight Virus Not Carbon

March 26, 2020 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The vast sums proposed to be spent under dubious national Green New Deals should be spent instead on health care, especially virus prevention and protection. This is the gist of an “Open Letter to World Leaders” from the Climate Intelligence Foundation. Here is what CLINTEL says up front: “Your Excellencies, […]

Trump Compares $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill With FDR’s New Deal In Size, Scope

March 26, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed optimism about the prospects for passage of an emergency coronavirus relief bill to bridge the nation’s temporary economic shutdown, as the Senate moved closer to agreement. “Together, this $2.2 trillion legislative package is bigger than anything I believe ever passed in Congress,” Trump told reporters, […]

The Truth Behind China’s Ineffective Anti-American Coronavirus Propaganda

March 23, 2020 by


By James Carafano ~ For quite some time, China has been trying to undercut the foundation of American global power. Unlike Moscow’s often coarse, brutish efforts, Beijing has been stealthier than an F-35, using public diplomacy initiatives to subtly buy its way into schools, civil society, and the private sector. Now, however, the mask–and the gloves–are coming off. […]

Iranian Regime’s Reckless Disregard Made The Coronavirus Outbreak Worse

March 22, 2020 by


By James Phillips and Nicole Robinson ~ Iran, which faces one of the most widespread COVID-19 coronavirus outbreaks outside of China, is paying a heavy price for the mismanagement, dishonesty, and self-serving priorities of its Islamist clerical regime. Iran’s totalitarian rulers remain in denial about the scope and consequences of the pandemic, preferring to save […]

Senate Bill Would Give $1,200 To Many Americans As COVID-19 Relief

March 21, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that the Senate will not leave Washington before approving an aid package to ease financial problems during the coronavirus pandemic through direct payments to individual Americans. Other provisions of the package, which has a total cost estimated at up to $1 trillion, would provide […]

Trump Clears Way To Use Malaria Drug Against COVID-19

March 20, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ In what he called a “game-changer or maybe not,” President Donald Trump on Thursday directed the Food and Drug Administration to clear regulatory hurdles and move toward expanding use of a malaria drug to battle the coronavirus. The drug chloroquine has shown “very, very encouraging early results,” Trump said during the […]

‘Panic In The Streets’: Life Imitates Art With Coronavirus

March 19, 2020 by


By Hans von Spakovsky ~ In 1950, the great Hollywood director Elia Kazan produced a movie, “Panic in the Streets,” about a desperate attempt to stop a pandemic (pneumonic plague, the pulmonary version of the bubonic plague, or “Black Death”) from spreading out of New Orleans and across the United States. What’s most interesting about […]

Trump’s Emergency Declaration Allows US To Escalate War On Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 by


By James Carafano ~ History condemns generals who plan to fight the last war, rather than anticipate the challenges ahead. Effective leaders strive to get in front of the problem. In his Rose Garden news conference Friday outlining the federal government’s next steps to get in front of the advancing coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump […]

Our Civic Duty In The Coronavirus Era

March 16, 2020 by


By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency Friday to deal with the coronavirus pandemic is anything but a sign to panic. Instead, it’s a reassurance to the American people that the federal government, state and local governments, nongovernmental organizations and American industry are working together to […]

In National Emergency, Trump Waives Regulations To Fight Coronavirus

March 15, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ To better coordinate the federal government’s response, President Donald Trump on Friday declared coronavirus to be a national emergency, temporarily waiving a host of laws and regulations and teaming with the private sector. “To unleash the full power of the federal government in this effort, today I am officially declaring a […]