We Knew the Coronavirus Was Coming, Yet We Failed: Elisabeth Rosenthal (SHS 1974)

The arrival of Covid-19 has provided a nuclear-level stress test to the American health care system and our grade isn’t pretty: At least 71,100 dead, 1.2 million infected and 30 million unemployed; nursing homes, prisons and meat packing plants that have become hotbeds of infection. The actual numbers are certainly far higher, since there still hasn’t been enough testing to identify all those who have died or have been infected.

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