Tag Archives: Worse

Election Issue Spotlight: “Junk” Insurance Makes a Pandemic Even Worse

By ROSEMARIE DAY and NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE One of the most important responsibilities of the American government is to protect its citizens from harmful industry practices, from lead poisoning to dangerous pharmaceuticals to financial meltdowns. Its record is far from perfect, but government regulators usually act in good faith and in turn earn the trust of… Read More »

Is diet soda worse than regular soda

There are many healthy foods that are cheaper than their less nutritious alternatives. Each year brings news of a salmonella outbreak and instructions to toss out our cantaloupes and chicken and avoid affected sprouts and ground beef. You know salmonella is nothing to mess with, but do you know what it is, or how you… Read More »

As states consider reopening, CDC director warns coronavirus outbreak could be worse this winter

“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in an interview with The Washington Post. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they… Read More »

Sending out coronavirus vaccines won’t make sense unless the spread gets worse

If we had a coronavirus vaccine, we’d deploy it immediately, right? A scary and lethal disease is leaping out at us, so we must get the globe lined up for its shots. Except, no, it doesn’t quite work like that. The situation would have to be a little worse before vaccines got distributed widely, since… Read More »