Americans Are Failing on Covid, But Economy's Okay. Why? | RealClearPolitics

Americans Are Failing on Covid, But Economy's Okay. Why?

Americans Are Failing on Covid, But Economy's Okay. Why?
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Here is a remarkable, underappreciated fact: The U.S. economy has performed far better than that of many of the country’s peers during this horrible year. The International Monetary Fund expects the U.S. economy to contract by 4.4 percent in 2020, versus 5.3 percent in Japan, 6 percent in Germany, 7.1 percent in Canada, and nearly 10 percent in both the United Kingdom and France.

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