The villain of Lewis’s story is not Donald Trump; it’s the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What we needed was earlier shutdowns, frank public messaging, a more decentralized testing regime, a public health bureaucracy more willing to stand up to the president.
But I’m skeptical of whether the kind of pandemic response he lionizes in the book was ever possible for America.
Put another way: How much of a constraint is the public on public health?
I’m not sure Lewis and I came to agreement, but I’m still thinking about the conversation weeks later.
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