The War between Experience and Credentials

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The ER doctors, the nurses, and the public in general all eagerly welcomed the research of the experts. But the reverse — in which experts would listen to those with firsthand experience — was not true. The asymmetrical result is that we all have paid a terrible price in misjudging the perfidy of China; the rot within the WHO; the origins, transmission, infectiousness, and lethality of the virus; and the most effective, cost-to-benefit response to the epidemic in terms of saving lives lost to the infection versus the likely even more lives lost through the response. Our experts learned nothing and forgot nothing.

How to get the economy back into gear

Byron York, Washington Examiner

"At some point, the president is going to have to look at Drs. Fauci and Birx and say, 'We're opening on May 1,'" Laura Ingraham said recently. "Give me your best guidance on protocols, but we cannot deny our people their basic freedoms any longer." The good news is that with luck and smart planning, conditions will be right on May 1 for the reopening to begin on a state-by-state, county-by-county basis, guided by the federal and state and local officials. There will undoubtedly be surprises. The coronavirus has presented the U.S. with an unprecedented crisis, and so the recovery will be unprecedented, too. The time is quickly coming to move forward.