published in The New Yorker
This lengthy read is the only piece of reporting in the January double issue of The New Yorker, signifying how important a piece it really is. Wright takes us back to the early days of the pandemic and pieces together our nation's response. He talks about the scientists who developed the vaccine, the public health officials scrambling to understand the virus, the healthcare workers on the front line as cases soared, and the dysfunctional Presidential Administration that has caused the deaths of tens to hundreds of thousands of Americans through its ineptitude and outright deceit.
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