Ideas

The Pentagon Must Prep Now for the Next Pandemic

We must take stock of the myriad ways the U.S. military has helped fight COVID-19—and learn to do even better.

Science & Tech

‘This May Not Be The Big One’: Army Scientists Warn of Deadlier Pandemics to Come

The service is closing in on a “pan-coronavirus” vaccine and on synthetic antibodies that could protect a population before spread. But that may not be enough.

Ideas

The Next Big Gasoline Shortage Is Coming

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot ignore the warning signs for future catastrophes.

Ideas

What If We Never Reach Herd Immunity?

Hitting the threshold might actually be impossible. But vaccines can still help end the pandemic.

Ideas

We Need to Know Who Is Getting Vaccinated

The federal government must release demographic data about vaccine recipients.

Threats

US Army Wants to Model COVID's Impact on Combatant Commands

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has sent an urgent request for COVID-19 modeling and prediction analyses services.

Ideas

The COVID-19 Models Probably Don't Say What You Think They Say

If they accurately predict the future, we've done something wrong.

Threats

Stop Your Non-Mission-Critical Travel, White House Tells Federal Agencies

The Saturday memo to all federal agencies joins Friday's Defense Department stop-movement order.

Ideas

The Four Key Reasons the US Is So Behind on Coronavirus Testing

Bureaucracy, equipment shortages, an unwillingness to share, and failed leadership doomed the American response to COVID-19.

Science & Tech

We’ve Got The Vaccine, Says Pentagon-Funded Company

Canadian firm says it could make 10 million doses per month — if its innovative production method wins FDA approval.

Ideas

Explainer: How #Flattenthecurve Can Save Lives

Even if every person on Earth eventually comes down with COVID-19, there are real benefits to making sure it doesn’t all happen in the next few weeks.

Science & Tech

Oak Ridge National Lab Taps Supercomputers to Fight Coronavirus

Researchers received emergency computation time to run through a database of drug compounds to see which combinations might prevent COVID-19.

Ideas

Trump Is Peddling Dangerous Disinformation on Coronavirus

Fact-checkers and scientists have scrambled to correct the president's false and misleading statements, which are being amplified by partisan media, digital propagandists, and administration officials.

Ideas

As Coronavirus Explodes in Italy, Doctors Are Forced to Choose Who Gets Care

With patients overflowing hospitals, a leading medical organization offers guidance for military-style triage, including: deny care to people too old to be likely to recover.

Threats

The Prognosis: Latest News on Coronavirus & National Security

COVID-19 news is moving quickly. Here's the latest in the military, defense industry, and related spheres.

Science & Tech

US Military Scientists Hope To Have Coronavirus Therapeutic By Summer

A new approach would use RNA or DNA to help the body develop antibodies to the rapidly spreading illness.

Threats

DOD, Feds Issue Coronavirus Guidelines for Civilian Employees

New memos spell out expanded telework flexibilities, leave policies, alternative work schedules, and more.

Threats

The US Has Tested Fewer than 5,000 People for the Coronavirus — and That's a Big Problem

By this point in its outbreak, South Korea had tested more than 100,000 people. The lack of data hurts U.S. government, corporate, and personal attempts to make decisions.

Business

Defense Firms Limit Travel, Adapt As Coronavirus Spreads

Singapore’s air show was a “ghost town,” but so far, the organizers of big U.S. trade shows are pressing ahead with their events.

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