Do We Want COVID Knowledge without Heat?

At one point last spring I was reading about 75 sites and streams a day to keep up with news and science about COVID-19. Today, I usually look at just one: COVID Act Now’s Daily Download newsletter.

COVID Act Now (or CAN), which is put out by a 501c3 of the same name, appeals to the scientist in me — it’s clean, precise, you can download all the data, and all the features provide exceptionally high signal-to-noise.…