• How the Pandemic Defeated America

    1 month ago - By The Atlantic

    Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here .
    Image above : A masked worker cleans a New York City subway entrance. How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet's most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly...
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  • The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

    The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

    1 month ago - By The Atlantic

    Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here .
    The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has sickened more than 16.5 million people across six continents. It is raging in countries that never contained the virus. It is resurging in many of the ones that did. If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it has probably passed. One outcome is now looking almost certain: This virus is never going away. The coronavirus is simply too widespread and too transmissible. The most likely scenario, experts...
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