The Daily Populous

Friday March 20th, 2020 evening edition

image for America has one of the world's worst coronavirus responses

America will need to learn these lessons quickly if it wants to save itself from potentially horrifying outcomes, both now and in future pandemics.

It's fair to say there are three broad levels to any pandemic response, each built on top of the other.

The foundation is the national health care system, which provides the necessary broad access to testing and treatment.

The second is the state's administrative bureaucracy and welfare state, which coordinates additional response measures.

Of all these, mass testing deserves special emphasis, because without it any emergency response is all but hamstrung.

They also had pandemic response plans drawn up after the SARS outbreak in 2002, which had been regularly reviewed and practiced.

Perhaps worst of all, Trump, Republican politicians, and right-wing media consistently downplayed the epidemic for weeks as it gathered strength. »

The Road to El Dorado: How the Box-Office Bomb Became a Cult Classic

Authored by

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user.

We and some of our business partners (for example, advertisers) use cookies on our Website.

You hereby warrant that you are 16 years of age or older or are visiting the Website under parental supervision. »

Opinion | They. Sold. Their. Stock.

Authored by
image for

Given the disconnect between what they knew and the public’s understanding, Burr and Loeffler had an opportunity to sound the alarm.

They could have broken ranks with other congressional Republicans and told the country to take the situation more seriously.

It would have had the potential to alter Trump administration policy and, by extension, the course the disease took. »

Experts Say the Internet Will Mostly Stay Online During Coronavirus Pandemic

Authored by
image for

In a blog post, Cloudflare noted that Seattle, ground zero for the U.S. coronavirus spread, has seen internet usage spike by some 40 percent.

Key internet exchanges in cities like Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt have seen a 10 to 20 percent spike in traffic since around March 9.

Even then, the massive surge in usage will likely impact U.S. broadband speeds in the weeks and months to come, industry trackers say. »