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China’s covid policy didn’t work. But avoid being arrogant. Likewise, America’s.

Frida Ghitis: China’s response to the covid-19 pandemic is widely acknowledged as a costly failure. She says the U.S. also failed in dealing with covid, but in very different ways. More than 1 million Americans have died from the pandemic, compared to just 5,235 Chinese. Frida Ghitis: Right-wing anti-vaxxers were skeptical of the need for lockdowns to “flatten the curve” in the pandemic’s early days. She says death rates in Florida and Ohio among Democrats and Republicans were roughly equal before vaccines became widely available.