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The U.S. Is in a Pandemic Freefall. Why Isn’t There a Federal Lockdown?

Message from experts is ‘you’re on your own’

The United States is in a state of pandemic freefall, and we’ve already used up our parachute.

Coronavirus cases are surging uncontrollably with rates higher than they’ve ever been. Nearly every day last week broke the previous day’s record…



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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental