From the Skeleton Coast in the north to the Orange River in the south, Namibia has nearly a thousand miles of coastline. For much of that distance, the windblown dunes of the Namib Desert reach right to the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean, leaving a stark yet beautiful landscape. Shaped by the winds and largely unpopulated, Namibia’s coastal area is home to only a handful of towns and villages. Shipwrecks lie in place for decades, slowly reclaimed by the sea or the desert. In places, fur seals gather in huge numbers, mostly free from harassment. Collected here, a look at Namibia’s picturesque shores and dunes, its wildlife, and some remaining evidence of its time as a German colony.
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.
The coronavirus outbreak may last for a year or two, but some elements of pre-pandemic life will likely be won back in the meantime.
China warned Italy. Italy warned us. We didn’t listen. Now the onus is on the rest of America to listen to New York.
Trump is utterly unsuited to deal with this crisis, either intellectually or temperamentally.
“The thought of simply breathing in and out without coughing and reuniting with my children ... is goal enough. To—literally—live and let live will be enough.”
The government is showing how not to handle a pandemic.
It has taken a good deal longer than it should have, but Americans have now seen the con man behind the curtain.
Hospitals are poised to face the kind of life-and-death decisions that industrialized countries typically encounter only in times of war and natural disaster.
Unless the country does dramatically more to provide them with the equipment they need to do their job safely, it risks disaster.
New restrictions in Hong Kong show that a single round of constraints won’t be enough to beat the pandemic.