Commentary: The US has failed to follow the lead of other countries in mitigating COVID-19

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Chicago Tribune

Why aren’t we paying more attention to the experience of other countries in responding to COVID-19? There is no particular country that has the answer to controlling the pandemic — unless you accept the implausible statistics from China, which claims to have only a few cases of the omicron variant in a country of 1.4 billion. But the U.S., the world’s hardest-hit country by COVID-19 in absolute terms, seems to ignore effective measures that other countries have taken to mitigate the pandemic. To our detriment, this includes efforts to make 15-minute at-home antigen tests widely available, a co…

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