Opinion: The Pandemic Shattering America’s Self-Image

The USA accounts for a third of all coronavirus cases worldwide and now records more casualties than in the Vietnam war. The crisis exposes structural issues as well as the failure of a misguided president.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) America is using historical milestones to put the victims of Covid-19 into perspective. The country, which has become the epicenter of the global pandemic, has recorded almost as many deaths in a single day as claimed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

In total, over 60,000 Americans have already died as a result of the novel coronavirus, more than in the Vietnam War, another national tragedy.

Officially recorded cases have exceeded the one million mark, which represents about one-third of all people infected worldwide.

Mass graves and protective clothing made from . . .

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