Morning Jolt: What Is the Limit of American Patience?

We have confirmed the widespread rumor that it is Friday.

Today's Jolt begins with some good news, moves on to math, and points out hard truths about how long the public will continue to consent to government lockdowns.

Hurrah! Signs of Some Effective Treatments for COVID-19!

Everyone prefers the good news, so let's start with that.

It's early, but remdesivir might be a really effective treatment for COVID-19.

"The best news is that most of our patients have already been discharged, which is great. We've only had two patients perish," said Kathleen Mullane, the University of Chicago infectious disease specialist overseeing the remdesivir studies for the hospital.

There's another extraordinarily simple treatment that is generating great results, at least in some patients: simply having them lie on their stomachs. ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 17 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 17 2020
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What Is the Limit of American Patience?

We have confirmed the widespread rumor that it is Friday.

Today's Jolt begins with some good news, moves on to math, and points out hard truths about how long the public will continue to consent to government lockdowns.

Hurrah! Signs of Some Effective Treatments for COVID-19!

Everyone prefers the good news, so let's start with that.

It's early, but remdesivir might be a really effective treatment for COVID-19.

"The best news is that most of our patients have already been discharged, which is great. We've only had two patients perish," said Kathleen Mullane, the University of Chicago infectious disease specialist overseeing the remdesivir studies for the hospital.

There's another extraordinarily simple treatment that is generating great results, at least in some patients: simply having them lie on their stomachs. ...   READ MORE

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