'TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL': A comic book about how Trump ignored science,
planning, and his own team when the virus struck. And how 194,000
Americans paid the ultimate price.
"The United States has recorded nearly 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19
pandemic. Thousands more Americans are dying week after week.
Months of an uncontained coronavirus pandemic have left the US in far
worse shape than other wealthy developed countries.
The US practically invented the playbook of how to confront pandemics.
Presidents — both Republican and Democratic — worked to ensure that if a
pandemic came, there would be an effective plan to respond. Yet while
other countries used that playbook and succeeded in doing what was
necessary to get the coronavirus under control, the Trump administration
threw out the plan.
To help Americans understand precisely what went wrong, Insider hired
the comics creators Anthony Del Col and Josh Adams to depict the Trump
administration's course of action that put America into this position.
Below the comic, you'll find a comprehensive list of sources
underpinning the factual events depicted in the story."
Via Jim Douglas, who wrote "Holy cow, there’s an astonishing amount of
work on display here. This is an extremely detailed and factually
sourced graphic novel showing the evolution of the pandemic in the
United States, from the first known case, in Washington on January 19th,
through more than 180,000 American deaths as of September 1st, compared
to 324 deaths in South Korea."
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