No, China is not killing Americans, the flu is. People get the flu and some die from it. But the wet markets do bear some scrutiny. The Coronavirus most likely originated in a Chinese wet market. This is not the first time wet markets have threatened public health in China. A series of food scandals […]

Cardinal Pell’s conviction of the sexual abuse of a minor has been overturned. Is this good news? Yes, because anyone who has ever been in a sacristy after Mass – especially a one involving a Bishop – knows that the accuser’s story is highly improbable. Like, Jussie Smollett improbable. Here is why it is not […]

Rod Dreher has been predicting that there will be some sort of anti-Christian backlash after the Coronavirus because 1) some Christians voted Trump and 2) sooner or later Trump is going to kill us all with his incompetence. To prove the point he’s quoted a NYT opinion piece that blamed churches that refused to shut […]

It is axiomatic that people are bad at assessing risks. People are afraid of flying but not afraid of driving, even though the latter is much more dangerous. Parents warn their children never to talk to strangers even though strangers are much less likely to harm children than friends or relatives. People who refuse to […]

Friday I got a haircut because I was afraid if there was a general shut-down I wouldn’t be able to get one. I went food shopping even though I didn’t really need anything, just in case. The supermarket was well-stocked except all the milk and chicken was gone, even chicken livers, which I thought was […]

I used to think David Brooks was smart. I get the sense that this is not only the low point of the Trump presidency but the low point of the American presidency ever. Has any president ever been this overmatched by a crisis? — David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) March 13, 2020 The corona virus crisis has […]

Here in the U.S. the Coronavirus will either a bad flu on the scale of SARS or Swine Flu, or an epidemic on the level of the Spanish Flu, depending on to whom you listen. The severity of the predictions depends on how much you trust the President, which is silly because the President does […]