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Why America Is Losing to COVID-19

There is a very simple explanation for why the COVID-19 outbreak has exploded in the United States. Unlike China, Singapore, and South Korea, the Trump administration has not even bothered to pursue widespread testing, contact tracing, and mandatory two-week quarantines for at-risk individuals.

NEW YORK – Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s behavior over the past two weeks is exactly what’s wrong with America’s response to COVID-19. Paul has a compromised lung, so he decided that he should be tested for the disease out of an abundance of caution. From the time of his test until he was confirmed positive six days later, Paul did nothing to protect those around him. On the contrary, he met with other senators, cast votes on the Senate floor, played a round of golf at a private club, and even squeezed in a few laps at the Senate pool.