A year ago, the United States was regarded as the country best prepared for a pandemic. Our government had spent nearly two decades strategizing for a doomsday scenario. So what went wrong?
How is it that America, which wrote the global playbook for pandemic response, accounts for just 4 percent of the world’s population yet more than 20 percent of the world’s coronavirus deaths?
One of the most important functions of journalism is to provide accountability, so in the video above, we dive deep into an exploration of what went wrong and when, and who’s to blame and why.
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