Unhappy birthday for America as coronavirus spoils the party
Donald Trump’s attempts to whip up some nationalist fervour ahead of the 4th of July weekend proved to be a damp squib
For the US, the 4th of July holiday weekend is usually a time for baseball, beach gatherings and backyard barbeques. The Stars and Stripes are unfurled and festooned around houses, bars and restaurants in displays that would rival the most feverish Christmas decorating extravaganzas.
But not this year. Soaring rates of Covid-19 infections, a cratering economy and a country ravaged by racial tensions have combined to well and truly let the air out of America’s...
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