US could hit 150,000 Covid cases a day under current policies

"Humankind cannot bear very much reality." So said the poet TS Eliot. It's an apt explanation for the White House's failure to respond adequately to the pandemic that has swept across America and the rest of the world.

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Covid-19: Comprehensive shutdown needed in US

WHEN you mix science and politics, you get politics. With the coronavirus, the United States has proved politics has not worked. If we are to fully reopen both the economy and schools safely - which can be done - we have to return to science.