America’s initial coronavirus response does not inspire confidence
New York has finally cottoned on to the threat posed by the coronavirus.  On Friday, my wife and I went to stock up on tinned food and enough hand sanitizer to make Howard Hughes call an intervention, and business was proceeding as normal. Since then, Covid-19 has caused six deaths on US soil, and stores across the city are packed out with folks – mostly white and black – preparing for what will either be the apocalypse or an excellent opportunity to catch up on Netflix (my wife, who is Chinese, was delighted to note that New York’s Asians prepared long before everyone else). (Where did the coronavirus come from? How to prevent infections? Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the coronavir