Medical journal on U.S. pandemic: Tragedy turned disaster


CGTN

Published on Oct 14, 2020

The COVID-19 spreading in the U.S. is worsening with 7.9 million confirmed cases and more than 215,000 deaths. Even U.S. President Donald Trump contracted the virus, leaving his political opponents working hard to curb the outbreak. In an unprecedented move, the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial signed by all its editors, condemning the lack of leadership in response to the pandemic. The journal said there was too little testing, too little protective equipment, and a lack of measures like mask wearing and social distancing. CGTN’s Tian Wei talked to Dr. Eric Rubin, the editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, who explained why they published this editorial.

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