COVID-19 is now officially a pandemic. The image above illustrates the exponential increase in the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. The numbers are already out of date as I type these words.
In possibly the worst response in a long series of bad responses to the pandemic, the White House “has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified.”
“The officials said that dozens of classified discussions about such topics as the scope of infections, quarantines and travel restrictions” have been held in a secure room—excluding government experts who did not have the requisite security clearances, says Reuters. The administration has literally been keeping coronavirus response discussions secret from some of the government’s own experts.