President Donald Trump has given up on a coordinated federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, preferring to juke the stats and argue that the country is overcounting deaths (even though the data pretty clearly demonstrates that the opposite is true).
What’s frustrating about this is that although the pandemic presents difficult policy problems, they are not insurmountable. Multiple countries have suppressed the coronavirus and significantly curbed the rate of new infections. America’s leading biological and social scientists say there is plenty the US can do here, too.
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