National COVID testing plan scrapped because virus was seen as blue-state problem

Welcome, dear readers, to my semi-regular coronavirus roundup. This is just a selection of news related to the coronavirus, there is too much happening to cover every story here. The title refers to this report that Kushner’s task force determined “because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense […]

Read More

Coronavirus response: States team up to oppose Trump’s “total” authority

Welcome, dear readers, to the fourth installment of my coronavirus roundup. I’m posting these every Friday in addition to Lost in the Sauce on Mondays (for non-coronavirus news). The previous edition can be found here. Housekeeping: HOW TO SUPPORT: I know we are all facing unprecedented financial hardships right now. If you are in the position to […]

Read More

The harmful consequences of Trump’s obsession with hydroxychloroquine

I’ve noticed some misinformation – most of it unintentional – about Trump’s obsession with using hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, to treat COVID-19. I wanted to clear things up, as much as possible. The start A Chinese and a French study found that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin reduced the load of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, […]

Read More