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Coronavirus news and analysis from The Nation
March 5, 2020
Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea
They fear Mike Pompeo’s diplomacy is backfiring and may be alienating South Korea—and they worry that sanctions will vastly worsen the COVID-19 epidemic.
March 4, 2020
The Coronavirus Exposes Why the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Should Be Canceled
The Tokyo Olympics were already unsafe. Now, they’re even more so.
March 4, 2020
Our Capitalist, Corporatist Country Is Drastically Unprepared for the Coronavirus
Stemming the tide of coronavirus may require lots of people to stay home from work. The problem is, that’s a luxury many workers can’t afford.
March 3, 2020
Trump Is Using Pandemic Panic to Ramp Up Attacks on Migrants
This has nothing to do with public health and everything to do with locking out poor and brown people.
February 25, 2020
The Coronavirus Could Be the Black Swan of 2020
The wheels could come off the global economy—and if they do, Trump will double down on racism, xenophobia, and the politics of fear.
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February 24, 2020
Protecting the Truth About the Coronavirus in China
Tens of thousands of us are working to save the articles and accounts of COVID-19 before Chinese censors can delete them forever.
February 18, 2020
Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.
Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.
February 11, 2020
The pandemic spreads.
February 7, 2020
Discrimination Isn’t Helping to Contain the Coronavirus
The epidemic has sparked attacks on mainland Chinese—and some of the worst offenders are Hong Kongers and other members of the diaspora.
February 4, 2020
The world on alert.