• America Is in the ‘Figure It Out Yourself' Era of the Pandemic

    1 month ago - By The Atlantic

    In 2018, while reporting on pandemic preparedness in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I heard many people joking about the fictional 15th article of the country's constitution: Débrouillez-vous , or “Figure it out yourself.” It was a droll and weary acknowledgment that the government won't save you, and you must make do with the resources you've got. The United States is now firmly in the débrouillez-vous era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, almost all government efforts to curtail the coronavirus have evaporated. Mask mandates have been lifted on public transit. Conservative...
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