Open to Debate: Can the United States of America manage the pandemic?

by Canada 2020. Posted May 26, 2020


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As of May 18th, 2020 there are more than 1.52 million confirmed cases of covid-19 in the United States of America. While 280,000 people have recovered from the virus, 90,000 have died — the most of any country in the world.

The American response to the pandemic has been criticised, appropriately, by just about everyone who is paying attention. And life in the time covid-19 has just begun, which makes the following question even more important: Can the United States of America manage the pandemic?

On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Katie Simpson, CBC foreign correspondent based in Washington, D.C.