A role of journalism is to provide accountability. So I've been investigating what went wrong in the U.S. Covid-19 response. Pres Trump says he gets an A-plus, but I conclude this may have been the worst failure of governance since the Vietnam War. Read
The US was one of the countries of the world best prepared for a pandemic. Instead the administration blew it, as details, leading to 300K American deaths. Everyone makes mistakes but we should correct them, not surrender or embrace ignorance.
Why has America lost more than 200,000 people to the coronavirus? "Trump did almost everything wrong," writes .
"Instead of leading a war against the virus, Trump organized a surrender," writes
Read ⁦⁩ “Death certificates may record the coronavirus as the cause of death, but in a larger sense vast numbers of Americans died because their government was incompetent” #DidntHaveToBeThisWay via
"So in what is arguably the richest country in the history of the world, political malpractice has resulted in a pandemic of infectious disease followed by pandemics of poverty, mental illness, addiction and hunger." -
SOUND FAMILIAR? “One of the most lethal modern leadership failures unfolded in S Africa as AIDS spread under President Mbeki, who scorned science, embraced conspiracy theories, & rejected treatments➡️cost ~330,000 lives. Today, Trump is an American Mbeki”.
"Instead of leading a war against the virus, Trump organized a surrender," writes
An Anatomy of the American Failure, expertly dissected and beautifully written by America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’
.'s analogy to Mbeki's leadership in South Africa during the AIDS epidemic is perfect.
. does an excellent job here tracing the epic failure of leadership that has so far cost over 220,000 lives. So much could have been avoided. America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’
"As many Americans are dying every 10 days of Covid-19 in the United States as U.S. troops died during 19 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan." That is so terrifying - we can and must do better. Via - read the article: #covid19 #pandemic
Fabulous example of writing the first draft of history, by America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’
Powerful condemnation of US failures. America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’
My investigation into Trump's mishandling of the virus: "So in what is arguably the richest country in history, political malpractice has resulted in a pandemic of infectious disease followed by pandemics of poverty, mental illness, addiction and hunger.”
In 14 states rates of #Covid19 hosp'tion are setting records: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, No & So Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, WVirginia & Wisconsin. “I see it as a colossal failure of leadership,” .
Nearly a quarter million Americans have died from #COVID-19. It is a colossal failure of leadership. Trump gives himself an “A plus”. What grade would you would give him?
‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’ -- In its destruction of American🇺🇸 lives, treasure and well-being, this pandemic marks the greatest failure of U.S. governance since the Vietnam War, by via #Covid19 #GlobalHealth
America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’ via
"In its destruction of American lives, treasure and well-being, this pandemic marks the greatest failure of U.S. governance since Vietnam." #Covid19 cc
Inevitably, science errs, then self-corrects. But ⁦⁩ was not self-correcting. It is what it is, because he is who he is.
America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’ via
America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’: In its destruction of American lives, treasure and well-being, this pandemic marks the greatest failure of U.S. governance since Vietnam.