‘Dangerously incompetent’: medical journal condemns Trump’s handling of pandemic

New England Journal of Medicine publishes editorial saying current US leadership ‘recklessly squandered lives’

One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals has lambasted the Trump administration’s “dangerously incompetent” handling of the pandemic and called for them to be voted out of office, as US coronavirus cases continue to soar.

In an unprecedented move in its more than two centuries-long history, the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial in which it said the current leadership had “recklessly squandered lives” and “largely claimed immunity for their actions”.

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