Rarely have we see a more deadly example of conservative antipathy toward government than Republicans insisting we must rely on individual Americans rather than government mandates to protect public health.
The government of Aung San Suu Kyi ordered telecoms companies to shut down mobile internet coverage in two states. That was a year ago.
"The virus teaches us something. It's a wakeup call," says Philip K. Howard, the founder of the nonprofit Common Good and author of such bestsellers as The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America and The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government. "The reason it spread through the country is because public health officials were delayed by over a month while they waded through the red tape of Washington to get approvals to start testing."
Sixty-two percent of respondents say they have confidence in the cabinet's ability to handle the nation's affairs.
The U.S. pandemic response was undermined by buck-passing and bad judgment at every turn. Tech giants outperformed it thanks to lessons from the past and better incentives for the future.
The SNP's Westminster leader accuses Boris Johnson of not providing support "for the most vulnerable in our society".
And to expect Joe Biden to take care of you is a foolish expectation.