Political Reckoning

America was unprepared for a major crisis. Again.

Inadequate planning, uneven leadership, lack of agility and bureaucratic inertia compound problems when disasters hit, say veterans of past national crises.

Across the U.S., virus is killing more men than women, data show

U.S. data are starting to show a picture that matches a mysterious global trend.
Gov. Larry Hogan speaks on March 19 in Annapolis, Md. (AP)
Gov. Larry Hogan speaks on March 19 in Annapolis, Md. (AP)

Unafraid to call out Trump, Maryland’s Hogan emerges as lead GOP voice for urgent action on pandemic

The Maryland governor made an early call for social distancing and warns the D.C. region could be the next New York.

Fauci and Birx worked together on AIDS. Now, 37 years later, they’re partners again.

The two doctors say their careers, and their views about fighting disease, were shaped by watching hundreds die from HIV/AIDS.

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Why physical distancing shouldn’t mean social distancing

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