My favorite COVID counterfactuals
And how different the world would be. Matthew Yglesias's favourite COVID counterfactuals include: "What if Donald Trump hadn't abandoned his own task force recommendations on reopening?" And "what if Pfizer announced its efficacy results before Election Day and narrowly pushed Trump over the top?" This instalment of Slow Boring reflects on these questions and how the pandemic has changed a lot of human behaviour but has changed very little policy. But, if they had happened how "we would have seen significant changes in our politics and the discourse."
From Matthew Yglesias