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MSNBC 27 Mar 2020

U.S. Now Has More Coronavirus Cases Than Anywhere In The World. How Did This Happen?

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The United States reached another grim landmark regarding coronavirus today when it topped 82,000 cases - more than any other country, including China and Italy. There are a number of policy failures, leadership failures and planning failures that exacerbated the effects of the pandemic.Aired on 3/26/2020.


The United States is close to overtaking Italy as the country with the world's highest coronavirus death toll, and New York alone has more COVID-19 cases than any country outside the US. President Donald Trump says he wants to reopen America as soon as possible. But nearly one third of all cases in the world are now in the US.
The World Health Organization is warning that lifting restrictions imposed over the coronavirus crisis too early could bring a deadly resurgence. The COVID-19 pandemic has reached another grim milestone, with the global death toll now more than 100,000.
Rachel Maddow looks at some of the few instances in the United States where coronavirus testing has been possible beyond people who are already symptomatic, and the results have revealed a surprising number of positive cases. Aired on 04/20/2020.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reviewed confirmed coronavirus cases by county and showed that New York City accounts for more than half of the state's positive cases. Aired on 4/2/2020.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people in the U.S. as of Saturday, Johns Hopkins University reported. About half of those deaths have been in the New York metropolitan area.

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