2020: When Reality Calls

Reality is calling… Will America pick up?

About a month ago, I noticed that the US had less than 13% of the world’s coronavirus cases. As of today, we have over 33% of global cases. A country with only about 1/20 of the global population has about 1/3 of the global coronavirus cases, but just last October, America was rated the best prepared nation in the world to handle a pandemic-type health crisis, in a report issued by Johns Hopkins University.

What explains this odd situation, in which the world’s best prepared country appears to lag far behind all other developed countries in its pandemic-response efforts?

In this article, I’m suggesting that the answer is very simple: if you operate from an alternate reality, it’s very hard to have the effect you want to have on reality itself.

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