The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal on U.S. COVID-19 Case Surge

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A sign announces that a restaurant is "safely open" in Los Angeles, California on June 24, 2020 amid a record rise in coronavirus cases across the state.  (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

The United States has reported more positive coronavirus cases in the past week than at any other time since the pandemic began.  In their new article " A Devastating New Stage of the Pandemic”, Atlantic staff writers Alexis Madrigal and Robinson Meyer report on what’s happening with the “second surge” that is now buffeting places like Arizona and Texas.  Madrigal joins us to talk about his  analysis, why the White House explanation that more testing is the reason for the uptick in cases is insufficient, and what needs to be done to quell the surge.

Alexis Madrigal's most recent article in The Atlantic: "A Devastating New Stage of the Pandemic"


Alexis Madrigal, staff writer, The Atlantic