Category Archives: Coronavirus

America’s death gap

 David Leonhardt of the New York Times – Here’s a jarring thought experiment: If the United States had done merely an average job of fighting the coronavirus — if the U.S. accounted for the same share of virus deaths as … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Coronavirus, Death, United States

Travelers Banned By Delta For Refusing To Wear Masks

John Hanson of The Political Insider – The CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian, said during an interview with NBC’s Today that his company has put 100 travelers on its “no fly list” because those passengers refused to wear … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, Customer Service, leadership, Travel

Every Decision Is A Risk. Every Risk Is A Decision.

Maggie Koerth of FiveThirtyEight – It has been a summer of compromises, a season of bending the rules. If I wear a mask and I keep my distance, I can go for a walk with a friend. Hand sanitizer is … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, FiveThirtyEight, United States

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms sees ‘personal retaliation’ behind Georgia governor’s mask lawsuit

Rachel Janfaza of CNN – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms believes “personal retaliation” is behind Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s lawsuit challenging her decision to require masks in her city in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “I do believe it’s personal retaliation and … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Coronavirus, Democrats, Republicans

Facing federal agents, Portland protests found new momentum

Mardy Widman has watched protests against racial injustice unfold in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, for more than seven weeks but stayed away because, at age 79, she feared contracting the coronavirus. But that calculus changed for Widman when President … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Coronavirus, government