9/11 shook the world. So did the global financial crisis of 2008/2009. Neither compares to coronavirus.

When 9/11 and the great financial crisis struck, the world order was firmly established: the US quickly leapt into action both times, co-ordinating the global response with the rest of the world in support. This time, the US is struggling just to handle the emergency at home, and international leadership is the last thing Washington is concerned with...

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