Fear Itself Is the Biggest Coronavirus Danger

Trump is vilified for singing from the same hymnal as Democrats in New York and California.

Wonder Land: During the Democratic debate on Feb. 25, 2020, several candidates railed against the Trump administration's coronavirus strategy, despite progress made by several programs currently working to prevent the spread of the virus. Image: Luca Zennaro/Shutterstock

A fascinating story in the New York Times almost 20 years ago featured the headline “Nuns Offer Clues to Alzheimer’s and Aging.” Key evidence consisted of essays written by the nuns when they were young, which suggested that “ ‘idea density,’ many thoughts woven into a small number of words, [was] a trait correlating closely with nuns who later escaped Alzheimer’s.”

That study has come back to me often. Columnists nowadays who fasten their well-worn anti-Trump talking points to every news event in our ever-interesting world...