We need to communicate risks and encourage compliance, but sensationalization threatens to undue whatever gains we might make.
There may be no ideal one-size-fits-all solution for schools reopening, but that doesn't mean that all plans are equal.
Whose rights are at stake when businesses require patrons to don face masks? How should we define the boundaries of our individual freedom?
From the pandemic to ongoing economic, social, and political oppression, it's not that our obligations have grown, but that our failings have become more obvious.
The way words are received is not merely a matter of the speaker's intent. And the words spoken by government officials operate differently than those of everyday citizens.
As states re-open, risk is frequently presented in a four-tiered color-coded chart. That chart doesn't present meaningful data or allow us to understand risk: it's a false sense of security.
The retraction of three papers on treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine reflect a crisis in the scientific community: how to handle data from private companies. What reforms are necessary to avoid such data-based scandals in the future?
Speaking only to one's faithful followers is not an effective strategy for solving collective action problems, but it takes a good deal of courage to not give up.
The virtue of patience is being replaced by expediency. But what marks the appropriate time to sidestep procedure?
Different governments' contact tracing strategies raise important questions about public health and personal privacy.