A version of this story appeared in the April 12 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. (CNN)The United States reached a grim milestone yesterday, with more than 20,000 Americans succumbing to Covid-19. That’s more reported deaths than any country in the world.As the toll rises, many are asking what went wrong. “We acted late,” said CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “We did not test adequately and as a result … the virus was circulating robustly and many people were getting infected.”New York state has been especially hard hit, recording 8,650 deaths and 181,825 cases, more than any country in the world. The likeliest explanation for the high rates? The inadequate health care provided to New York City’s minorities and poor. It’s a reality mirrored throughout the country, Kent Sepkowitz writes. For the first time in US history, every state is under a federal disaster declaration. And many more Americans will likely die of the virus, but experts say the country should soon start turning the corner. Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, says the US


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