On Sunday afternoon in the Dai Nagoya Building in Nagoya, Japan’s industrial capital and one of the centers of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, Tully’s Coffee is shuttered. A small sign the
Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis professor of history and the director of the European Institute at Columbia University. He’s the author of many books, including Crashed: How a Decade
As Mexico fast approaches what’s highly likely to be a large coronavirus outbreak, the country’s leadership — mainly its president — mostly insists that everything is fine. In speech after speech, President
The coronavirus outbreak that causes the Covid-19 illness continues to spread as a health threat across the globe. As new coronavirus cases are discovered, questions keep popping up about how to prepare
When a pandemic sweeps the globe, making large gatherings of people incredibly dangerous, how does the Walt Disney Company respond? At first, with copious amounts of Purell, but the operators of the world’s
Trump finally uses the Defense Production Act to make ventilators. But that might not solve the problem.
The ventilator shortage created by the novel coronavirus has forced President Trump to do something he has spent much of his presidency fighting against: use government authority to compel a private business
Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill and the White House can agree on one thing: how annoyed they are with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). That’s because the conservative Congress member from Kentucky
The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, which was first identified in China in December, has had sweeping effects in the public health, business, and travel sectors, among others. And while the repercussions
Doctors and nurses are now crying out for masks and other personal protective equipment as they’re forced to wear bandanas and scarves for masks, trash bags for gowns, and reuse all sorts of medical equipment
A full day before President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, the mayor of Flint, Michigan, declared a state of emergency. Mayor Sheldon Neeley could see what was coming.
The House has officially passed a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at addressing the economic fallout resulting from efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic. It now heads to President Donald Trump’s
For seven years, Mike worked as a bellhop at a Marriott hotel in Florida. “I had one of the best jobs ever,” Mike, who asked to be referred to by a pseudonym because he fears retribution from his employer,
It’s increasingly clear that the coronavirus is becoming a partisan issue. President Trump, against the advice of public health experts, is pushing to end social distancing measures by Easter. Democratic
The global race to make a vaccine and treatment for the Covid-19 coronavirus is well underway as the epicenter of the pandemic is now shifting toward the United States. The virus has already shown it the
The United States now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 86,000 as of March 27. That exceeds the number of cases in China or Italy, both of which were once epicenters of the
Zeba Khan hasn’t left her Texan house in over two weeks, not even for a walk, because she is immunocompromised. Contracting the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, could easily lead
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said this week that his state will need at least 30,000 ventilators to make sure everyone requiring hospitalization from the coronavirus is cared for properly. But during
Pre-dawn on the first day of San Francisco’s shelter-in-place mandate, which went into effect March 16, the city sidewalks were empty. By midday, when crowds and chaos are the norm, the city remained quiet.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, there are so many new things we need to grow accustomed to. We’re physically avoiding many of the people and places we love, and too many are now being burdened by the sudden
The United States has now become the country with the most Covid-19 cases in the world, overtaking China and Italy. America has been testing people for the coronavirus at a slower rate than most other
“America will again, and soon, be open for business,” President Donald Trump said on Monday. “Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. A lot sooner. We cannot let