Reported in US surgeon general: Americans should be more concerned about the flu than coronavirus. (USA Today, 2/4/2020)
Reported in 'This is going to be our Pearl Harbor': Surgeon general warns USA faces worst week of coronavirus outbreak. (USA Today, 4/5/2020)
3/30/2020 edition starts here.
Yes, Jim is a Republican.
On the Political Right, Anger and Suspicion Over Virus Precautions. (The New York Times, 7/17/2020)
Keen to defend President Trump from criticism and portray virus-related warnings as politically motivated fear-mongering, conservative organizations, media and Trump loyalists are undermining state and local government efforts to convey accurate information and protect their constituents.
Quoted in Gov. Justice Orders Shutdown of Non-Essential W.Va. Businesses. (Wheeling News-Register, 3/24/2020)
3/28/2020 update starts here
Quoted in Rep. Don Young tells Alaska seniors ‘beer virus’ fears are overblown, skips vote on COVID-19 relief. (Anchorage Daily News, 3/18/2020)
Reported in Alaska congressman says he didn't fully grasp virus impact. (30 ABC St. Louis, 3/27/2020)
3/26/2020 Mike Parson edition starts here
Reported in Parson asks Trump for disaster declaration to fight ‘devastating’ COVID-19 in Missouri. (Kansas City Star, 3/25/2020)
New Jersey. (3/26/2020)
New York State. (3/26/2020)
Washington State. (3/25/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint. (3/26/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition). (3/25/2020)
Worldometer (and others) track the Coronavirus. (3/19/2020)