The COVID-19 crisis has had massive effects on our country: A massive economic shock precipitated by a rampaging pandemic has now pushed some of our political leaders — starting with President Donald Trump, into unthinkable places — even for him.

Despite intelligence community warnings as early as January that the coronavirus was exploding in the Wuhan province of China, this administration did nothing. When new infections inundated Italy and South Korea, Trump and his advisors downplayed it.

Read the rest of Reed Galen’s piece at The Salt Lake Tribune.