When the coronavirus reached America, health care facilities didn’t have the masks and equipment needed to protect their workers. Some got sick and spread the virus. Some died. An investigation into what was behind the critical PPE shortage.
In a conversation for "America's Medical Supply Crisis," Peter Navarro, White House trade adviser, talked to FRONTLINE about offshore manufacturing, the timing of government contracts, and the administration's use of the Defense Production Act during the COVID-19 crisis.
In this special audio presentation, FRONTLINE shares a podcast version of The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a new documentary interweaving investigative biographies of the two main-party presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, with a focus on how they have responded in moments of political and personal crisis.
"I’ve been studying American elections for years, but I’ve never seen anything like this moment: the threat of a constitutional crisis over an election where the votes of many Americans, especially people of color, may not count."
Just as Sen. Mitch McConnell helped cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for decades to come, judicial experts and journalists who spoke to FRONTLINE credit him with holding open lower federal court vacancies that President Trump then filled with conservative judges at a breakneck pace.
A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021, despite statements from the president that inoculations could begin this month.