“When the history is written of how America handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6 will leap out of the timeline…“

During a press conference that day, Donald Trump made “two comments…about the disease. There would be four million testing kits available within a week. ‘The tests are beautiful,’ he said. ‘Anybody that needs a test gets a test.’

“Ten weeks later, that is still not close to being true. Fewer than 3 per cent of Americans had been tested by mid-May…”