President Trump has faced broad criticism for his response to the coronavirus outbreak – offering confusing advice at times – and now in response has implemented a travel ban and declared a national emergency.

Yet the blame is not just his: the CDC has come under fire for its testing kits with a member of the White House coronavirus taskforce admitting that the system is “failing”.

In this video, we look at the background to all this – the lack of investment in the CDC for years – and how a perfect storm of problems led to a slow response from the world’s largest economy to its first major virus outbreak in a century.
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26 COMMENTS

  1. TAKE EXAMPLE FROM ITALY,BECAUSE ITALY IS A MODEL IN THE WORD AGANIST THE CORONAVIRUS,BUT IN THIS MOMENT USA HAS TWOO VIRUS..COVID 19 AND…..TRUMP GOOD LUCK AMERICAN PEOPLE,GOOD LUCK USA…W CNN THE ONLY SERIOUS TELEVISION IN USA,MUCH SOLIDARITY TO ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM ALL ITALY.

  2. i’m sort of confused, president trump shut down the country and was harassed for overreacting. weeks later, he was harassed for not acting soon enough. the united states has been applauded by foreign governments for how they handled the virus. all i’ve heard is that the government should’ve acted sooner, when in reality they acted swiftly and took extreme measures to attempt to prevent “the spread”

  3. Bro all these Americans don't get any racial discrimination or hate, now they do get them they don't know how to ignore but fight back and look dump while doing it, of course there is some smart ones that get tested and stays in doors.

  4. Trillions of tax payers dollars paid to billionaires and corporations. What they gave working people is a joke. So where is the money going to come from now? Who is paying taxes when people aren't working? When they make you go back to work and you end up with the coved 19 and can't work? Where is the money going to come from then. I wonder if they thought of that or not? Stay POSITIVE and TEST NEGATIVE!

  5. Why did covid-19 get as bad as it is in the United States.
    Because Donald j Trump and his own…
    1.Believe in candy-coated unicorns .
    2. Their wishes will actually come true.
    3. Trump and his own and close associates never ever want to believe the truth of the truth.
    And now almost 90,000 Americans are dead because of his stupidity and ignorance..
    2.5 million have become sick with this virus.
    Drops the economy like a hundred pound Trump branded sac of wet shitte..
    And finally simply does not want to believe the truth of the events that squarely land on his lack of responsibility..
    Is this what u.s. citizens want in their position of POTUS??????

  6. What a BS video. Why was the response so slow AROUND THE WORLD? Because China lied, didn't share information and because WHO put out misinformation. And because of fools like the one on this video who think they are now experts because they have a Youtube channel and read some stuff on wikipedia. The US will probably be the first to find a vaccine. Trump Derangement Syndrome is real with this one.

  7. Ok but didn't we get our tests late because China withheld information? I agree that this virus ended up being worse for America than we were prepared for, however I think blaming a single person for a nationwide bipartisan effort is silly. There weren't enough tests and the federal government was trying to keep people calm. To be completely fair, many liberal politicians were actively encouraging people to go outside and interact with people in late February

  8. The US probably started the coronavirus so that corporations can get trillions of dollars in bailout money. What did FBI do to the scientist Charles Lieber? Why is the US refusing to shut down? Why did this happen so close to an election year with strong democratic candidates? Many jobs are being automated during this pandemic. Wouldn’t tech companies love that?

  9. remember when trump is not opposing china yet. the america has low death toll after trump pull out who funding seems virus spread fast. because who and china send US virus infected person or etc secretly..

  10. IT'S NOT MY FAULT!" United States has most cases because US citizens are selfish..masked as individualistic. US citizens lack any sense of collective social responsibility. There is no general consensus to work as one nation for the greater good. Each to his/ her own. This is so sad. Goodluck United States. Btw I am not necessarily siding with China but how about taking responsibility for your own stupidity? It's a circus show with a clown president. 🙄

  11. Update, just watched at 4:14. They are trying to say Trump is making wild irresponsible claims because he said "…a lot of people think the virus will go awayin April because of the heat…" Will, today is 4/23/2020 and we just found out heat, humidity and sunlight kills the coronavirus. Fake news.