54 Days: America and the Pandemic

54 Days: America and the Pandemic

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21 January. The first case of COVID-19 is declared on US soil. It will be 54 days until President Trump declares a national emergency. During those critical weeks - where the President downplays “the China virus” as a hoax - the disease takes hold. By mid-2020 150,000 Americans will be dead. This is the inside story of why it took him so long to act. And how when he did, it wasn’t enough.