The coronavirus outbreak has upended American life, shutting hundreds of millions of people in their homes and drawing comparisons to crises like 9/11 and the Great Depression. Other reports, including an investigation by the New Yorker , have detailed bureaucratic and communications shortcomings that delayed testing for the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the existence of a new coronavirus in China on Jan. 9, and the agency declared a global health emergency on Jan. 30. […] Lamont pointed to cooperation in his home state among disparate political groups, such as business and labor or Democrats and Republicans. […] The number of confirmed coronavirus cases, as of Thursday, rose to more than 79,000 in the U.S. , as the worldwide total surpassed 521,000, according to Johns Hopkins University .
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