søndag 1. november 2020

Coronavirus response: US flails while China goes from strength to strength

Many Western governments continue to agonise over how to respond effectively to Covid-19. Proponents of free speech and movement continue to resist their governments’ attempts to craft and enforce national strategies to conduct a war against the pandemic.

In the US, state governments’ ability to create policies that apply only to their citizens and sometimes conflict with neighbouring states or federal guidelines often end up putting individual liberty ahead of the resulting collective harm. States have the mandate to act because the Trump administration does not appear to want to accept responsibility. The absence of leadership, common sense, consistency and enforcement from the White House and US federal government stands in sharp contrast to what has occurred elsewhere.