Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dr. Leana Wen explains on CNN this morning why the United States is the only wealthy country experiencing an out of control pandemic right now: "Other countries they were able to essentially crush the curve, they didn't just aim to flatten the curve, they crushed it. So when they reopened there were so few cases that they were able to identify new cases and rein it in before there is an outbreak that turns into an epidemic without people realizing it. But unfortunately in this country we haven't done that. We've reopened against this backdrop of surging infection anyway and, at this point, we are trying all these precision tools, if you will, we are trying things like closing down bars and closing down restaurants but I am not sure that's going to be enough. What we may need are these stay-at-home orders again."



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I would not be at all surprised if we are still fighting COVID-19 well into 2021.

I would not be at all surprised if the pandemic gets worse in the United States in the coming months.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 11:44 AM | Reply

How the ---- is it that everyone but us, Britain, and Brazil has the virus under control?

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-30 11:48 AM | Reply

Leadership, or lack thereof.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 11:56 AM | Reply

Another aspect of this that is showing a weakness for the United States...

Virus Threat Grows in U.S. Where Millions Lost Health Coverage

...As a second coronavirus wave threatens America, millions are stranded without health insurance after losing their jobs when the disease first hit.

More than half the U.S. population relied on the workplace for health coverage, before a pandemic that's triggered record job losses worldwide. In other developed economies, the newly unemployed could rely on systems of universal health care. In America, they've had to navigate a bewildering menu of options to figure out if they have access to a patched-together safety net....

The United States' main healthcare system is dependent upon your employer.

Don't have an employer? Well, enter the maze here... Somewhere deep in the maze may be (may be) your ability to find health care coverage elsewhere.

Good luck in finding it.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 12:02 PM | Reply

Anyone that still refuses to practice safe socializing after all that's said and done, is too stupid to be in the gene pool.
Forget the "ya but Trump" bs..
Wear a gotdam mask when you go somewhere.

#5 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-06-30 02:23 PM | Reply

You can't forget the "yeah but Trump" aspect.

POTUS is saying it's a political thing to wear a mask. The "leader" of our country is actively encouraging people to not wear them while his "news outlet" leads people to believe it's nothing.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-06-30 02:33 PM | Reply

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