Gov. Ron DeSantis greets a crowd of mostly unmasked supporters at a Hilton in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 18, 2021. (Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis greets a crowd of mostly unmasked supporters in West Palm Beach on Feb. 18. (Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Danny Westneat

The humbling coronavirus has instead touched off a pandemic of preening

Some leaders are acting like the pandemic is past tense, as they strut to boast how they slayed it. But a University of Washington researcher keeps finding that the coronavirus is hardly done surprising us yet.

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