The policy developed by the U.S. on the coronavirus outbreak was based on “denial,” just like its attitude toward climate change, an award-winning journalist said Friday. 

Activist and journalist Naomi Klein said the Trump administration was opposed to taking necessary steps toward the virus, although many scientists saw what was coming.

“Everything has been wrong in the way we have responded to this crisis. In large part, because it is the exact same way that this country’s government has responded to the climate crisis, which was with denial,” she said at a webinar of the Talks for Future

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