The Atlantic
To visit Iowa right now is to travel back in time to the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in places such as New York City and Lombardy and Seattle, when the horror was fresh and the sirens never stopped. Sick people are filling up ICUs across the state. Health-care workers like Klein are being pushed to their physical and emotional limits. … The virus has been raging for eight months in this country; Iowa just hasn’t been acting like it. The story of the coronavirus in this state is one of government inaction in the name of freedom and personal responsibility … Iowa is what happens when a government does basically nothing to stop the spread of a deadly virus.