Columbia Report Exemplifies Failures of the U.S. Government Policies and Crisis Managing
Health Editor’s Note: This report compares the per capita death rate in the U.S. to other high-income countries of France, Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Japan. While pretending that the U.S. had the same death rate as the other countries listed it is calculated that if we had the South Korea’s rate it would have been 215,000 fewer deaths. If the U.S. had the same death rate as Canada, America would have avoided about 132,000 fewer deaths.
Even though the U.S. has only 4% of the world’s population, it has had about 20% of all COVID-19 deaths in the world. Shocking! Healthcare spending makes up 17.7% of the nation’s GNP, even though the U.S. only ranks 15th in world healthcare.
The ways Trump and the White House has failed U.S. citizens during this pandemic:
- insufficient testing
- insufficient contact tracing systems
- lack of mask mandate
- leadership vacuum
- failure of leaders to model best practices
- denigration of science and medicine
- attacking the FDA
- calling NIH director Fauci a ‘disaster’
- disagreeing with the CDC
- attacks on his own administration’s health experts
- encouraging large groups to form by continuing to have political rallies
- playing down seriousness of COVID-19 virus