Commentary

What the US Got Wrong in the COVID-19 Response

Bad public messaging and a lack of fortitude

Alicia M Prater, PhD
Published in
6 min readNov 4, 2021

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I have held an unpopular opinion since early in the coronavirus pandemic — the United States should have locked down completely. I have added more unpopular opinions on top of that in the past year and a half in criticism of the health agencies, both American and…

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Alicia M Prater, PhD
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Scientific editor with Medical Science PhD, former researcher and lecturer, long-time writer and genealogist