"This is not a drill." So said the world's top health official as the total number of infections appeared poised to break the 100,000 mark. Yet there are few signs of the global coordination the World Health Organization has demanded, with many citizens around the world expressing anger at their leaders for failing to adequately respond to the crisis. In the U.S., where 12 people have died, Vice President Mike Pence admitted the country doesn't have enough test kits.
Is it all bad news? Despite that grim development, some observers praised Pence for his honesty — though his comments cast doubt on an earlier promise that "any American can be tested."