Opinion – U.S. Leaders’ Fatal Error In Virus Response; Current Death Rate Is 5.9%

Opinion – U.S. Leaders’ fatal error in virus response

The protective gear did not work. She is sick. But she’s not getting any treatment.

“The National CDC would not initiate testing,” the Californian nurse wrote. “They said they would not test me because if I were wearing the recommended protective equipment, then I wouldn’t have the coronavirus … What a ridiculous and uneducated response from the department that is in charge of our health in this country.”

As of yesterday, the US had only identified some 300 cases. Only eight have so far recovered, and 17 have died.

The resulting death rate of 5.9 per cent is the world’s highest. But that is a statistical aberration: the numbers are simply incomplete.

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