The Insightful Troll

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American Exceptionalism in a Pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the United States of America is exceptional.

  • With 4.25% of the world population, the United States has 30% of the world’s Covid-19 deaths.
  • We have to world most anti-science administration. Donald Trump repeatedly ignored scientific evidence and advice since January of 2020.
  • No other industrialized nation has suffered as much as the United states
  • We have the least amount of medical experts leading the response to the pandemic. Instead we have a political hacks and science deniers leading our nation.
  • 40 million people lost their jobs due to Covid-19
  • 30% of Americans are having difficulty affording food
  • By the end of the year we will have over 200,000 deaths related to Covid-19. The highest of any other country.
  • Highest percentage of black people are dying at a the highest rate then any other country.
  • Since 2000, American worker income has dropped (-5.3%) more than any other industrialized nation.
  • We have the largest gap between CEO pay and the average worker.

America is exceptional. Just not in the way we would like to believe.