Video: Viewpoint: The US wrote the global playbook on the coronavirus and then ignored it

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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?

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One of the most important functions of journalism is to provide accountability, so in the video [below], we dive deep into an exploration of what went wrong and when, and who’s to blame and why.

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