Live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases near 2.5 million as global infections surpass 10 million – The Washington Post

June 28, 2020 at 6:40 AM EDTWith Trump blazing a trail, Americas coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infectionsFive months after the unique coronavirus was first spotted in the United States, a record rise in new cases is the clearest sign yet of the countrys historic failure to control the virus– exposing a crisis in governance extending from the Oval Office to state capitals to city councils.President Trump– who has consistently minimized the virus, sidelined specialists and misguided Americans about its threats and prospective cures– now discovers his presidency wracked by a failure to shepherd the nation through its worst public health disaster in a century. The dysfunction that has actually long identified Trumps White House has actually been particularly ill-suited for a viral outbreak that requires accuracy, focus and consistent management, according to public health experts, administration officials and lawmakers from both parties.By Toluse Olorunnipa, Josh Dawsey and Yasmeen Abutaleb