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Unvaccinated people are at greater risk of getting sick, and of getting others sick as well. Why isn’t that risk reflected in their insurance premiums?

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Public persuasion campaigns can’t move the needle as much as the private sector requiring employees to be vaccinated

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Soon? Or never?


Academic medical centers in the U.S. didn’t do enough to combat Ebola in West Africa — that cost us when Covid hit.

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It’s in America’s self-interest to vaccinate the world

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West Virginia will reward its vaccinated residents with new guns, attempting to dissolve one pandemic by aiding another

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Vaccination mandates are the new political battleground. And now cruise lines are caught in the middle.


The U.S. vowed to be an ‘arsenal of vaccines’ for the world. What are we waiting for?

Dodge ambulances lined up for delivery to the Army. Detroit, Michigan, August 1942. Photo: polkbritton


Protection against illness and death should be enough to convince people to roll up their sleeves. But since it isn’t, let’s bring on the gimmicks.

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A tirade against mask-wearing reveals how people like Carlson have emptied popular conservatism of substance

Screenshot from Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox, 4/26/21

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