Video PlayerClose — U.S. confirmed COVID-19 cases surged to nearly 1.4 million in just slightly over 100 days. — Critics have attributed the crisis partly to the White House’s failure to act in a timely way even as the alarm bells were ringing from late December onward. — The White House has constantly diminished the role of scientists in its decision-making, ignoring their suggestions about enhancing testing capacity. — Instead of coordinating their efforts against the common enemy, the U.S. federal government and states have adopted their own ways against the spread of COVID-19. WASHINGTON, May 14 (Xinhua) — U.S. confirmed COVID-19 cases surged to nearly 1.4 million with fatalities exceeding 80,000 in just slightly over 100 days since the country reported its first case on Jan. 21. What went wrong with the handling of the pandemic by the world’s richest and most powerful country that inarguably leads in medical and biological fields and boasts a well-equipped and accomplished public health system? An “absolute chaotic disaster” was the harsh phrase former U.S. President Barack Obama used to slam the Trump administration’s response to the crisis. Massive failures of judgment, inaction, incompetence, erratic leadership, ignorance of science, political division … are… Read full this story
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