The coronavirus is now the American virus

The United States now has the highest number of coronavirus infections of a nation on the planet, The New York Times reports. The Johns Hopkins tracker agrees. We are now certain that our country’s response to the pandemic is a spectacular failure, exacerbated by an incompetent president who for years sabotaged the government’s ability to respond to the current crisis.

The World Health Organization may announce it soon that the US is the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. This outcome was never predetermined; even a Texas-based supermarket chain outsmarted the US government with its own disaster preparations by following the clear warning signs.

More than 1,000 people died in the US on March 26, and the spread of the virus continues to accelerate across the country.

Governors facing increasing infections and deaths are begging for help, especially in New York, where hospitals are expected to be overwhelmed within days. Meanwhile, President Trump has suggested that Mississippi Governor should return to work by Easter overturns social restrictions by local officials, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas suggests our grandparents should die to restart the economy. America failed to provide a coordinated and decisive response to save itself.

We don’t need to know how bad it gets to see America’s unique absence. Future generations may regard the history we have already made as a warning about what not to do in the event of an outbreak.

President Trump once said that when he was elected, we would win so much that we would be tired of victory. While America leads the world in the field of infections, we’re not tired of winning – we’re sick of it.

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