David LeonhardtOne reason the U.S. is suffering through a worse outbreak than any other rich country: The size and strength of right-wing media organizations here that broadcast scientific falsehoods.
There is no equivalent in other countries.
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The pandemic could shape the world, much as World War II and the Great Depression did.
David LeonhardtIf there is a single lesson of the current era of American politics, it’s that change can happen more quickly than we imagined.
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David LeonhardtThe pandemic could end up being the most important global experience since World War II and the Great Depression. Events that hold the world’s attention for long stretches — and that alter the rhythms of everyday life — tend to leave a legacy.
The U.S. has conducted more COVID-19 tests than any other country. However, there is no expert consensus on a recommended target for the raw number of tests or even the rate of tests per capita
David LeonhardtAnd, no, the large number of recent U.S. cases are not mostly about testing. The U.S. does not have an unusually high testing rate for a rich country, as a Johns Hopkins University analysis explains here
Many American public-health specialists are at risk of burning out as the coronavirus surges back.
David LeonhardtA few months ago, the US "still seemed to have a chance of controlling Covid-19,” as @edyong209 writes. “It didn’t. Instead, to the immense frustration of public-health advisers, leaders rushed to reopen while most states were still woefully unprepared.”