The U.S. government has fallen far short in its response to the coronavirus “tsunami,” according to the leader of a pharmacists’ group.

People saw it coming, “but the U.S. government did nothing,” Mehmed Bulend Ugur, head of the Turkish American Pharmacists Association, told Anadolu Agency.

The pharmacist, who has been working for 15 years in Trenton, New Jersey – just 83 kilometers (52 miles) from New York City, the virus’ epicenter in the U.S. – accused the Trump administration of acting as if “people with a strong immune system would be fine” in the face of the pandemic.


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