Can America Learn the Lessons of COVID-19 Before the Next Pandemic Hits?
Good morning from the Hive newsroom! As the COVID crisis enters its fourth year, Katherine Eban looks back on America’s botched pandemic response and asks whether we can learn any lessons from our past mistakes. “We need to up our game,” Eban writes, having interviewed over 20 experts. “Three key areas require urgent attention: overhauling public health messaging, effectively deploying the private sector, and increasing global transparency.”
Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, the January 6 committee reportedly downplayed Big Tech’s role in enabling the violent riot at the Capitol, writes Eric Lutz, who describes the decision as a “missed opportunity” to improve accountability around content moderation. Plus, Bess Levin reports on a bathroom quarrel between representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert over Kevin McCarthy’s Speakership.
Elsewhere, Caleb Ecarma observes Donald Trump trying to get ahead of evangelical voters ditching his 2024 bid. And speaking of Trump’s presidential prospects, Levin has the latest on a potential White House challenge from Ron DeSantis, whom the former president has ominously claimed he will “handle.” Thanks for reading.