OPINION: America was woefully unprepared for the pandemic (The DePaulia)

Stephen Farnsworth, professor and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, said that what makes the Covid-19 crisis even worse is that it did not have to be this way. “If President Trump had not dismissed the public health threat of Covid, and had he not encouraged reckless individual behavior, fewer Americans would have died and fewer would have been sick by Covid,” Farnsworth said.