Coronavirus

How We Survive the Winter

The coming months of the pandemic could be catastrophic. The U.S. still has ways to prepare.

Defense Intel Head: We ‘Did What We Were Supposed To’ With COVID Warning

DIA chief hints that the public doesn’t yet know just what the military knew about the coronavirus.

Trump Tries to Hide the Problem

From the coronavirus to Russian electoral interference, the president keeps trying to paper over problems instead of addressing them.

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral

As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.

How America's Defense Strategy Left Us Unprepared for a Pandemic

There must be room in our national-security concept to join with even our greatest adversaries to fight mutual threats.

Herd Immunity Is Not a Strategy

What the term actually means, and what it doesn’t.

Five Military Sites Chosen for Phase III Trial of COVID Vaccine Candidate

AstraZeneca is seeking 30,000 volunteers for the trial, which may lead to an effective vaccine by year’s end.

America Has No Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing

The federal guidance to not test asymptomatic carriers "is like saying we won’t fight the fire until it reaches the second floor.”

The Most American COVID-19 Failure Yet

Contact tracing works almost everywhere else. Why not here?

Where the Pandemic Is Cover for Authoritarianism

In Hong Kong and around the world, public-health concerns are being used to excuse extraordinary overreach.

Why Don’t The Dead Matter?

Far too few Americans seem to feel genuine compassion for the dead, even among their fellow citizens. Our endless wars may be to blame.

The Pandemic is Pushing the Pentagon Toward Classified Telework

The risk-averse agency has cracked small-scale remote handling of secret and top-secret information. The challenge is doing it at scale.

The Plan That Could Give Us Our Lives Back

The U.S. has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists, and dreamers is plotting a new strategy to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.

How the Pandemic Defeated America

A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

No matter what happens now, the virus will continue to circulate around the world.