Why the United States was so slow to react to the coronavirus outbreak

March 18, 2020 By



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.
(Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

——-

Watch more of our explainer series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
Get more news at our site – https://www.channel4.com/news/

Follow us:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Channel4News

Youtube