A timeline of neglect

The United States lost precious weeks in preparing for the onslaught of the pandemic when President Trump refused to acknowledge its gravity.

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Opinion

April 15, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak. At the president's most recent press briefing, the president refused to let medical staff address reporters' questions.

President Donald Trump has tried to wash his hands of the COVID-19 pandemic ever since it was first brought to his attention four months ago.

In January, Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services, told the president the coronavirus was coming our way and would be nothing short of a public emergency.

The president bristled. 

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