Der Spiegel assigned a team of reporters to chronicle the United States’s response it COVID-19. Waht that found was not pretty. Here’s a bit from the intro:
A team of DER SPIEGEL reporters followed – by telephone, WhatsApp and Skype – more than a dozen people through the pandemic over the course of several weeks. Their stories show just how negligently the U.S. president acted as he sought to play down the pandemic and how dramatically the federal government has failed in the face of this health emergency. At the same time, people who had little knowledge of viruses until now – public administrators, policewomen, company executives and more – rose to the occasion. It became the hour of the courageous and resolute – and also of the preachers of hate.
I commend the article to your attention.
It’s a painful read, but a necessary one.