Virus excerpt in The Nation


This story involves mass death, religious zealots, and the worst case of government malpractice to facilitate what was deemed a business opportunity in the history of the United States, so I'll choose the biblical opening:

In the beginning, there was the State.
And the ideologues said, "Let It Be Smashed."
And so it was smashed.

March 6. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Early days in the shit show.

Americans are just starting to die. Infected cruise ships are stranded at sea around the world. No one in Trump's administration has decided what to do--or if they have to do anything.

Nobody in this great edifice of American public health that is the CDC--the gold standard for the whole world, journalists will write and write again--is yet wearing a mask.

Read the rest here.

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