The United States has now reported the highest number of coronavirus infections of any nation on the planet, The New York Times . Johns Hopkins & # 39; Tracker agrees. We now know with certainty that our country's response to the pandemic is a spectacular failure, aggravated by an incompetent president who has sabotaged the government's ability to respond to the current crisis for years.
The World Health Organization could soon declare that the United States is the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. This result was never predetermined; Even a Texas-based grocery chain outwitted the US government in its own preparations for the disaster, following the obvious warning signs.
As of March 26, more than 1
Increase in yesterday's coronavirus cases compared to yesterday. Hopefully, grouping by region will help balance differences in test rates.
South: + 32%
Northeast (without NY): + 30%
Midwest: + 27%
West (without CA & WA): + 23%
New York: + 20%
California: + 20%
Washington: + 11%
– Nate Silver (@ NateSilver538) March 25, 2020  Ask governors who are facing increasing infections and deaths for help, especially in New York, where cases are expected to overwhelm hospitals within a few days. In the meantime, President Trump has proposed that the country should go back to work by Easter, the Mississippi governor will lift the social restrictions imposed by local officials, and the Texas vice governor suggests that our grandparents should die to get the economy going again. America has failed to find a coordinated and determined answer to save itself.
We don't have to know how bad it will be to see America's unique failure. Future generations can view the story we have already made as a warning of what we shouldn't do in the event of an outbreak.
President Trump once said that if he was elected, we would win so much that we would be fed up with it. With America leading the world in infections, we're not fed up with winning – we're fed up.