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The health crisis in the United States continues to worsen in the face of the global pandemic, passing the 100,000 mark of confirmed virus cases—just days after earning the grim distinction of having more cases than any other country in the world.

Due to a dire shortage of lifesaving medical equipment, governors across the country are imploring the federal government to invoke its powers to compel private companies to manufacture more equipment and oversee distribution of what's already available.

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President Donald Trump raised eyebrows earlier this week when he found a way to blame his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for a shortage in COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, tests.

Trump claimed the shortage was due to an unspecified Obama-era rule.

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President Donald Trump's administration bungled yet another opportunity to contain COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that's currently spreading around the United States and other parts of the world.

This latest misstep comes with the news that the administration will fail to meet a key promise it made in regards to the availability of crucial testing kits.

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President Donald Trump's administration has largely bungled its handling of the new coronavirus, which has killed 10 Americans so far and proceeds to spread through the United States.

In addition to appointing Vice President Mike Pence to lead the containment effort, forbidding journalists from videoing press briefings, lying about the availability of a vaccine, and dismissing the virus as a hoax, tests for coronavirus are suffering a massive shortage in the United States. Some fear that this is deliberate, in hopes that the number of infections will be undercounted.

Heeding calls for accountability, Trump apologized, restructured his response team, and became fully transparent in the administration's efforts to curb the virus.

Just kidding.

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It's well-established by now that President Donald Trump's administration is no fan of the free press.

Trump routinely blames the media for covering his missteps. He bashes journalists by name on Twitter and he describes the press as "the enemy of the people."

That's only gotten worse as COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, continues to spread across the United States.

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The novel coronavirus is highly contagious.

In only two months, it's tripled the number of Ebola cases documented during its three year outbreak. The virus has currently spread through 14 states, as well as abroad in China, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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People were flummoxed last week when President Donald Trump appointed Vice President Mike Pence as response director to the growing coronavirus outbreak in the United States, due to the Vice President's abysmal record on health and science.

It almost seemed like Trump was setting Pence up for failure.

According to one Democratic political strategist, that's exactly what he's doing.

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