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The US set to hit 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, a symbol of national failure – The Sydney Morning Herald

COVID-19 has exposed America’s underlying political, social and economic weaknesses with fatal efficiency – and the national nightmare isn’t over yet.

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Here in the US capital, the business district around the White House remains eerily deserted as most office workers stay at home. Public schools are closed, with all classes being conducted online a decision that could have disastrous educational impacts for disadvantaged students. Meanwhile, you can eat indoors and visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and go to the gym.
Life goes on except when it doesn’t.
Two hundred thousand deaths means millions of grieving friends and relatives sprea…

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