A superpower on life support as America becomes new global hub for Covid-19

Hospitals in the worst affected areas of the US warned that within ten days they would be completely overwhelmed, but the US president continued to withhold funds for essential equipment while taking swipes at political opponents and promising to open business by Easter

29th March, 2020
A superpower on life support as America becomes new global hub for Covid-19
An empty Times Square in New York

Beware the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was warned by his soothsayer before his spectacular demise. It would behove one of Donald Trump’s whisperers to warn him of the looming health and economic catastrophe as March Madness in the White House continues unchecked.

It’s been a week of unenviable firsts and records for the US. This weekend, the country acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic and...

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