'TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL': A comic book about how Trump ignored science, planning, and his own team when the virus struck. And how 194,000 Americans paid the ultimate price.

insider@insider.com (Josh Adams,Anthony Del Col)
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The United States has recorded nearly 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands more Americans are dying week after week.

Months of an uncontained coronavirus pandemic have left the US in far worse shape than other wealthy developed countries.

The US practically invented the playbook of how to confront pandemics.

Presidents — both Republican and Democratic — worked to ensure that if a pandemic came, there would be an effective plan to respond. Yet while other countries used that playbook and succeeded in doing what was necessary to get the coronavirus under control, the Trump administration threw out the plan.

What happened?

To help Americans understand precisely what went wrong, Insider hired the comics creators Anthony Del Col and Josh Adams to depict the Trump administration's course of action that put America into this position.

Below the comic, you'll find a comprehensive list of sources underpinning the factual events depicted in the story.

Insider is proud to present "Totally Under Control."

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This story draws on real, factual reporting from sources that include the following articles, books, and original documents.

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