How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mite has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom. Ed Yong in an article in The Atlantic highlights how despite ample warnings the country was unprepared for a pandemic, and suggests it remains unprepared for the next one.