When the coronavirus first appeared back in December 2019, no one could have predicted the extent of its disastrous consequences. Looking back, it’s hard to see where it all went wrong. The kNOw reporter Lorena Bernal breaks down the immediate responses to COVID by public officials that lead to our current situation. “When COVID-19 was first acknowledged by the United States, President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of the virus and claimed the United States had this ‘under control.’ Little did he know that ten months later, America would still be battling the hardships that COVID-19 has brought,” she writes. Read more at The kNOw.