Author: Paul Krugman

‘Freedom,’ Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster

Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, isn’t stupid. He is, however, ambitious and supremely cynical. So when he says things that sound stupid it’s worth asking why. And his recent statements on Covid-19 help us understand why so many Americans are still dying or getting severely ill from the disease.

The background here is Florida’s unfolding public health catastrophe.

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Wonking Out: What Inflation Risks and My Intermittent Fasting Have in Common

Like many people, I put on some pounds during the pandemic. Not catastrophic — I kept working out, and I think my cardio fitness has held up. But I was doing a lot less walking than normal, and also, in retrospect, engaged in too much comfort eating.

So now I’m doing what has worked for me in the past: going hungry, with restricted calories, two or three days a week.

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