America Can’t Afford to Fail New York, the Epicenter of Its COVID-19 Outbreak

The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort passes lower Manhattan on its way to docking in New York, March 30, 2020 (AP Photo by Seth Wenig).
The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort passes lower Manhattan on its way to docking in New York, March 30, 2020 (AP Photo by Seth Wenig).
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There are many ways to think about how the United States and China, the world’s two leading powers, stack up as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken tens of thousands of lives and turned the world upside down in just a few weeks. Beijing’s lack of transparency and timeliness in disclosing details of the virus after its initial outbreak in central China, and the extraordinary lapse in wasted time in the United States between early reports of a dangerous spread of the disease and the first government efforts to inform the public of the true risks and prepare to limit the […]

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