Viral Lethargy The Challenges Facing Concerted Coronavirus Action

In the face of the coronavirus threat, our governments have largely failed us. They have been too slow to recognize the dangers and too slow to act. Once it's over, it will be time to ask some uncomfortable questions.
By Ullrich Fichtner
Commuters waiting for a subway in Berlin on Wednesday: Authorities in Germany and elsewhere have been slow to put in place precautionary measures.

Commuters waiting for a subway in Berlin on Wednesday: Authorities in Germany and elsewhere have been slow to put in place precautionary measures.

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