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Coronavirus Shows Us America Is Broken

We are seeing the collapse of civic authority and public trust at what is only the beginning of a protracted crisis

New York Magazine
Mar 13 · 8 min read
Reporters are reflected in an ‘EXIT’ sign as U.S. President Donald Trump calls on reporters during a news conference with members of his coronavirus task force. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

By David Wallace-Wells

What we are seeing right now is the collapse of civic authority and public trust at what is only the beginning of a protracted crisis. In the face of an…

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