Derek Thompson

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  • Sep 13, 2021
    America has a death problem. No, I’m not just talking about the past year and a half, during which COVID-19 deaths per capita in the United States outpaced those in similarly...
  • Apr 2, 2021
    The pandemic has made fools of many forecasters. Just about all of the predictions whiffed. Anthony Fauci was wrong about masks. California was wrong about the outdoors. New York was...
  • Feb 18, 2021
    One month ago, the CDC published the results of more than 20 pandemic forecasting models. Most projected that COVID-19 cases would continue to grow through February, or at least...
  • Feb 9, 2021
    Six months ago, I wrote that Americans had embraced a backwards view of the coronavirus. Too many people imagined the fight against COVID-19 as a land war to be waged with sudsy...