Morning Jolt: Optimism Is in the Air

On the menu today: a striking note of optimism about our fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and a declaration that the U.S. government’s "Operation Warp Speed" vaccine-development program is "working with remarkable efficiency"; wondering who the true anti-vaccination crowd is now; a cautionary note about the current moment; and National Review asks for your support.

'Operation Warp Speed' Is 'Working with Remarkable Efficiency.'

About a month ago, as the country was on the brink of 200,000 coronavirus deaths, I wrote a seemingly deeply unpopular article contending that unrealistic optimism, both inside and outside the government, has hindered our response to the pandemic. The virus was not going away like a miracle, it was not less deadly than the flu, warm weather did not alleviate it much, and despite the insistence of lots of folks on social media, we were not on the verge of herd immunity.

For those who contend I'm locked in to gloom and ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 13 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 13 2020
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Optimism Is in the Air

On the menu today: a striking note of optimism about our fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and a declaration that the U.S. government’s "Operation Warp Speed" vaccine-development program is "working with remarkable efficiency"; wondering who the true anti-vaccination crowd is now; a cautionary note about the current moment; and National Review asks for your support.

'Operation Warp Speed' Is 'Working with Remarkable Efficiency.'

About a month ago, as the country was on the brink of 200,000 coronavirus deaths, I wrote a seemingly deeply unpopular article contending that unrealistic optimism, both inside and outside the government, has hindered our response to the pandemic. The virus was not going away like a miracle, it was not less deadly than the flu, warm weather did not alleviate it much, and despite the insistence of lots of folks on social media, we were not on the verge of herd immunity.

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