The pandemic broke America

Without even a basic agreement on the danger of the pandemic and its toll, here’s how we see the national response unfold:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the crown jewel of the globe’s public health infrastructure, has been sidelined, its recommendations dismissed by the White House.

President Trump declares the U.S. has “prevailed on testing” at a time when health experts say we still need far more daily tests before the country can reopen safely.

Distribution of the promising coronavirus drug remdesivir was initially botched because of miscommunication between government agencies.

More than two thirds of Americans say it’s unlikely they would use a cell phone-based contact tracing program established by the federal government, a key component of a testing regime to control the virus.