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Panel report faults Trump for 'appalling' COVID-19 response, other policies

A new study published on Thursday faults former President Donald Trump for failing to properly address the COVID-19 crisis in the United States and says his response to the pandemic was followed by thousands of deaths that were likely preventable. The 49-page analysis from the Lancet Commission on public policy and health in the Trump era says the former president's response was followed by "tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths," and the pandemic exposed decades of health inequity driven by racial disparities in the United States.