How did President Trump get his pandemic response so wrong? | The Guardian

While Donald Trump continues to claim the US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19, the figures suggest a different story. The US has the highest mortality rate in the world, with over 160,000 deaths. Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington examines how Trump got it wrongOn Monday, the US surpassed 4.7m confirmed cases of infection – more than a quarter of the global total. The death rate, which has now passed over 160,000, is the highest in the world and continues to rise. Despite this, the US president, Donald Trump, has claimed that under his leadership the US is “doing very well”.Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington tells Mythili Rao why the US, which was once ranked the most prepared country in the world for a potential pandemic, has failed to contain the spread of Covid-19. Ed discusses how Trump’s flawed style of leadership, his messaging and his disregard for science, along with his failure to implement a unified national approach to the virus has left the country in a perilous position. He also examines how Trump’s handling of the crisis will affect his run for re-election. Continue reading…

While Donald Trump continues to claim the US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19, the figures suggest a different story. The US has the highest mortality rate in the world, with over 160,000 deaths. Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington examines how Trump got it wrong

On Monday, the US surpassed 4.7m confirmed cases of infection – more than a quarter of the global total. The death rate, which has now passed over 160,000, is the highest in the world and continues to rise. Despite this, the US president, Donald Trump, has claimed that under his leadership the US is “doing very well”.

Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington tells Mythili Rao why the US, which was once ranked the most prepared country in the world for a potential pandemic, has failed to contain the spread of Covid-19. Ed discusses how Trump’s flawed style of leadership, his messaging and his disregard for science, along with his failure to implement a unified national approach to the virus has left the country in a perilous position. He also examines how Trump’s handling of the crisis will affect his run for re-election.

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