Opinion: The Unnecessary Price of COVID-19

This story discusses “Lessons from the Covid War,” which highlights American policy failures and successes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The report claims that better preparedness could have saved many lives and money and that the US spent trillions of dollars unnecessarily. It also notes that American schools were closed for many months, causing students to suffer. The report concludes that the US’s pandemic performance was the most disappointing, with “excess deaths” being about 40% higher than the European death rate, despite the country’s vast scientific knowledge.