Commentary

Commentary: At home with partner? Older couples have it down

If you’re adjusting to stay-at-home orders, consider how your older peers have made it work.

 

Commentary: Covid-19 is anything but an ‘equalizer’

Pandemics, like the 1918 influenza, have higher death rates among impoverished communities.

 

Commentary: So which generation will pay for $2T bailout?

The Fed can always print more money, but the end result is a boom-and-bust economy that someday will collapse.

 

Couple adjusts to isolation together

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Commentary: What goes through the mind of an ER doctor

A Harborview doctor shares how his thoughts have changed to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Viewpoints: What you need to know about wearing a mask

If you are showing symptoms, wear a mask around others. But most can follow social-distancing rules.

Comment: Panic a natural reaction to threat but not only one

There’s no shame in losing your cool over the outbreak, but maybe shelve the zombie books for now.

Commentary: Bookstores should be listed as ‘essential service’

Along with escape and entertainment, parents need books to continue their children’s studies at home.

Comment: Why is Trump resisting national stay-at-home order?

His pandemic adviser, Dr. Fauci, tells CNN he doesn’t understand why this step hasn’t been taken.

Commentary: Mask shortages a threat to U.S. medical workers

Too many health-care workers have been infected; a lack of masks has contributed to those infections.

Commentary: Outbreak among farm workers would be catastrophe

Many farms already are facing labor shortages; an outbreak among workers could hurt food production.

Commentary: Dr. Fauci is the medical expert Trump — and we — need

Fauci, while demonized by some on the right, is widely respected and is able to talk sense to Trump.

Commentary: Why Boeing doesn’t deserve a bailout

It wouldn’t need the help if it hadn’t spent almost $60 billion for dividends and stock buybacks since 2014.

Commentary: Save small businesses with your small gesture

The shops that make your town yours need patronage to make it through the coronavirus shutdown.

Commentary: Act like your kids are watching; because they are

Young minds are like sponges, absorbing how we handle uncertainty, tumult and a loss of control.

Commentary: Outbreak shows we can confront climate change

We’ve sacrificed to save the lives of our elders; we must do the same to save younger generations.

Comment: We can’t lag in limiting virus risk among homeless

Limiting the virus’ spread among those vulnerable will require more screening and better shelter.

Commentary: Veterans among most at risk during virus outbreak

Congress must make sure our veterans can get the care they need for therapies and a vaccine.

Commentary: Which airlines can weather an 18-month shutdown?

Those who can turn to governments and wealthy shareholders may have the cash they need to survive.

Viewpoints: Don’t close the parks; we need them for our health

In a time of crisis, we need a safe option for exercise and fresh air; the outdoors is all many have left.

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