The roots of the nation’s current inability to control the pandemic can be traced to mid-April, when the White House embraced overly rosy projections to proclaim victory and move on.
Michael D. ShearBREAKING — Our investigation into the Trump virus response shows how the effort by @realDonaldTrump to shed responsibility to governors in April was a catastrophic policy blunder and an attempt to escape blame for a crisis engulfing the country
Michael D. ShearDr. Debbie Birx was the chief evangelist for the idea that the threat from the virus was fading. She would roam the the White House, passing out diagrams to bolster her case. “We’ve hit our peak,” she would say, a message that would find its way to Trump.