1. More on the NYT masking in schools Op-ed: it looks pretty bad. It's really the public health establishment I blame here, not the NYT.
2. "Since the pandemic recession bottomed out in the spring of 2020, the nation’s gross domestic product has more than fully recovered, with second-quarter output 0.8 percent higher than before coronavirus. The number of jobs decreased 4.4 percent in the same span." ("Model that!"...NYT link)