News outlets all over the world have done remarkable work covering the once-in-a-hundred-year story of the coronavirus.
But one journalist has stood out above all. The Atlantic’s Ed Yong has been a rock star — an absolute must-read throughout this pandemic. And his latest story for The Atlantic is nothing short of elite. His richly-reported analysis — “How the Pandemic Has Defeated America” — elicits every negative emotion, from sadness to frustration to helplessness to outright seeing-red anger.