***But you did claim people were wrong when claiming countries like Germany and France are successfully beating back the virus.***

No. What I said was is that we're still in the middle innings of this deadly "game", and it's a little early to give out victor's awards.

The US has done horribly at controlling the spread. That much we all can agree on. Reasonable people can disagree about how much of that "horrible response" is due to (a) leadership, (b) US Law (US law does not permit its leaders to abrogate existing law in the case of emergencies to anywheres near the extent that other countries permit), (c) demographics (we're older and have more congenital health problems than many other nations) and/or (d) the fact that Americans can be real horse's asses when somebody tries to tell them what to do (cases in point, the past resistances to seat belt laws, motorcycle helmets, and smoking bans in restaurants.)

What we've done very WELL at, however, is keeping people alive. Case fatality rate in the US is under the worldwide average and better than almost every other developed nation.

There are no shortage of articles about how we've failed to control the spread. I'd really like to read some which try to explain why 16 out of every 100 Frenchpeople who are diagnosed die, while only 3 out of every 100 Americans die.

That's a rather large difference.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.