COVID-19 & World

America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further

Of all the threats we know, the COVID-19 pandemic is most like a very rapid version of climate change—global in its scope, erratic in its unfolding, and unequal in its distribution. And like climate change, there is no easy fix. Our choices are to remake society or let it be remade, to smooth the patchworks old and new or let them fray even further
By Ed Yong

How Europe failed the coronavirus test

Contagion’s spread is a story of complacency, overconfidence and lack of preparation.

By DAVID M. ERSZENHORN AND SARAH WHEATON | Politico

How Europe once again ended up as a killing field of infectious disease, as it did with plague in the 1300s and influenza a century ago, is less a blame game of individual finger-pointing than a story of collective complacency, and of dangerous overconfidence. Politicians seeking to prevent public panic reassured themselves into inaction — failing to build rapid testing capacity or to stockpile medical supplies over the two months following the virus’ emergence in China.

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads

The Financial Times analyses the scale of outbreaks and the number of deaths in countries around the world

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Lessons from Thailand’s handling of COVID-19

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