“The fumbling of the virus was not a fluke: The American coronavirus fiasco has exposed the country’s incoherent leadership, self-defeating political polarization, a lack of investment in public health, and persistent socioeconomic and racial inequities that have left millions of people vulnerable to disease and death.” The crisis that shocked the world: America’s response to the coronavirus.

+ Remember, when it comes to a fumbling this remarkable, it takes a village. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is doing his part with his comments on opening schools. “These kids have got to get back to school. They’re at the lowest risk possible. And if they do get COVID-19, which they will — and they will when they go to school — they’re not going to the hospitals. They’re not going to have to sit in doctor’s offices. They’re going to go home and they’re going to get over it.” (This is absolutely correct … as long as those kids who get Covid drive themselves home from school and live alone.)

+ In other news, Trump says he’ll resume coronavirus briefings. (Shit, I just disinfected my brain from the earlier ones…)