“At almost every step of this pandemic we have failed magnificently as a country”

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 20Jun2018

The Boston Globe examines why many top medical and science experts in the U.S. believe there’s little to celebrate right now.

But as the worsening outbreak drags into its ninth month and politics too often prevail over science, many infectious disease experts say they are increasingly disillusioned. The rush of adrenaline and resolve from the pandemic’s early months has given way to frustration and fatigue caused by those government leaders who have ignored scientific data and a public that has often shrugged off — or been openly hostile to — informed guidance. As cases and deaths surge across the country, some feel they are screaming into the void.

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