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Why Europe Is Flattening the Curve (and the U.S. Isn’t)

Why Europe Is Flattening the Curve (and the U.S. Isn’t)

Update: 2020-11-1735
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As it became clear that Europe was heading into another deadly wave of the coronavirus, most of the continent returned to lockdown. European leaders pushed largely similar messages, asking citizens to take measures to protect one another again, and governments offered broad financial support.

Weeks later, the effort seems to be working and infection rates are slowing.

In several parts of the United States, it’s a different story. In the Midwest, which is experiencing an explosion of cases similar to that seen earlier in Europe, leaders have not yet managed to come up with a coherent approach to loosen the virus’s grip.

Is it too late for America to learn the lessons from Europe?

Guests: Matina Stevis-Gridneff, who covers the European Union for The New York Times, and Mitch Smith, a national correspondent for The Times based in the Midwest.  

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The Rabbit Hole

If these lockdowns actually worked wouldn't Europe have "defeated" the virus as leaders and media claimed they did? kinda like Beowulf killing the monster.

Nov 18th
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Bob the Conqueror of Mornings

Long before Europe began to flatten their curve there were Asian countries effectively managing the pandemic. Perhaps that should have been looked at

Nov 17th
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Why Europe Is Flattening the Curve (and the U.S. Isn’t)

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