Morning Jolt: We’ve Held Our Breath for Long Enough

On the menu today: Why we need a 'reopened America,' which will not be the same as pre-coronavirus America; some really promising news on the hunt for a vaccine; and what we're really arguing about when we discuss the likelihood that this virus can be traced back to a lab in Wuhan.

'Reopen America' Is Not a Synonym for 'Ignore the Coronavirus'

If you tune in to the latest episode of The Editors podcast, you'll notice intermittent notes of impatience in my rants. The United States and the world have to make a series of difficult decisions, choosing from a menu of bad options that all involve considerable risk. I quipped that this is a time for the grown-ups to make a decision. The metaphorical children in our national debate, the folks who cannot handle nuance or grasp different degrees of risk and who instantly demonize any position that isn't theirs, ought to be quiet.

Most of the country is in week seven of quarantine, lockdown, shelter-in-place or other restrictions. These rules ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 28 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 28 2020
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We've Held Our Breath for Long Enough

On the menu today: Why we need a 'reopened America,' which will not be the same as pre-coronavirus America; some really promising news on the hunt for a vaccine; and what we're really arguing about when we discuss the likelihood that this virus can be traced back to a lab in Wuhan.

'Reopen America' Is Not a Synonym for 'Ignore the Coronavirus'

If you tune in to the latest episode of The Editors podcast, you'll notice intermittent notes of impatience in my rants. The United States and the world have to make a series of difficult decisions, choosing from a menu of bad options that all involve considerable risk. I quipped that this is a time for the grown-ups to make a decision. The metaphorical children in our national debate, the folks who cannot handle nuance or grasp different degrees of risk and who instantly demonize any position that isn't theirs, ought to be quiet.

Most of the country is in week seven of quarantine, lockdown, shelter-in-place or other restrictions. These rules ...   READ MORE

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