The Public Still Deserves Answers About Our COVID Response

Three years on, a blue-ribbon commission should investigate where we went wrong—and what we got right.

A Round of GOF

How gain-of-function research fits into Congress’ COVID origins investigations: a Dispatch Explainer.

Millions May Lose Their Pandemic Medicaid Coverage

The expiration of a temporary pandemic measure could cause headaches for states and Medicaid enrollees.

Will Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Stand?

The Supreme Court considers the program Tuesday.

The COVID-19 National Emergency Finally Set to End

What changes can you expect come May 11?

Fact Checking a Fake Headline About COVID-19 Vaccines

An image of an authentic article was digitally altered.

The Needle and the Damage Done

Is anti-vaxxism getting worse?

Shoulda, Coulda, Oughta

Our elected officials would rather complain about problems than solve them.

Elon for a Day

How the Twitter czar is like Xi Jinping.

Ron DeSantis Gambles on Vaccine Grievance

The Florida governor launches a risky political attack as he takes the pole position in 2024 speculation.

Do the Vaccinated Now Make Up the Majority of COVID Deaths?

Yes, but context is required.

  • World

Zero-COVID’s Lasting Damage

Xi Jinping’s pandemic miscalculations could cost China big.

Fact Check: Do Booster Shots Increase a Person’s Likelihood of Getting COVID?

There is no evidence to support such claims.

How Not to Fight COVID Learning Loss

A new study calls for $500 billion more than what was already spent on education-related pandemic relief.

Fact Checking Claims About Ivermectin From Rep. Paul Gosar

There is no conclusive evidence that the anti-parasitic medication is an effective treatment for COVID.