Matt Novak
mattnovak
Matt Novak is the editor of Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog
3/17/20
7:57 AM
11

Absolutely. That’s what this phone call was about, it seems. And Boris had to go and make stupid jokes.

3/12/20
9:52 AM
20

Many American health experts keep saying that face masks aren’t any good for the general public, but the other thing that really differentiates South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan from places like Italy is the number of masks available for purchase by the general public. Taiwan even banned exports of masks so that both Read more

3/11/20
4:32 PM
7

But I’m sure we could still trick Trump into visiting the city on a sightseeing tour or something.

3/11/20
1:06 PM
92

1) It’s more deadly than the flu, we just don’t know how much more deadly.

3/11/20
1:01 PM
107

You can always spot the people who are definitely gonna get it

3/11/20
6:51 AM
2

COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, which is technically called SARS-CoV-2.

3/6/20
11:15 AM
2

Thanks, I’ve updated it. I’ll be updating it all day as new numbers come in.

3/5/20
8:44 AM
15

If you can watch what’s happening in Seattle right now and believe this is no big deal, I don’t know what to tell you.

3/5/20
7:58 AM
28

No one disputes that the death rate will likely go down from 3.4%. But comparison to the flu, which has a fatality rate of roughly 0.1% is so wrong that it puts people in danger by minimizing the actual threat.

3/4/20
9:26 AM
2

What state? On the state level, testing is really only getting started this week after the CDC sent out faulty tests during the first week of February.

2/28/20
12:05 PM
1

Yes, health insurance is terrible and everyone should be covered for free. But even if everyone was guaranteed free health care, the country still isn’t prepared. China has built dozens of makeshift hospitals to deal with the number of sick in Wuhan. Australia is talking about possibly using stadiums to house people Read more

2/25/20
10:13 AM
67

He’s the president and arguably the most powerful person in the world. He doesn’t lose his power if you stop covering him.