Read the newest book from Kenneth F. McCallion, “a go-to source” featured in major media outlets including MSNBC, CNN, Netflix, The New York Times, USA Today, and more. “Kenneth McCallion may be one of the most influential people almost no one has heard of." RealClearInvestigations. In March 2020 the United States of America came to a screeching halt. After months of confusion and downplaying by officials, the COVID-19 death rate climbed high enough that it could no longer be ignored. Even after lockdowns were initiated, government officials continually issued confusing statements about face masks, testing, and vaccinations timelines, leaving the country increasingly panicked and vulnerable. In COVID-19: The Virus That Changed America and The World, renowned author, attorney, and healthcare infrastructure expert Kenneth Foard McCallion offers a fascinating and sweeping view of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with an exploration of ancient plagues and tackling important and timely subjects such as racial disparities in the virus's impact, what COVID has revealed about the U.S. healthcare system, and how the pandemic has increased the wealth divide. Ultimately, COVID-19 sheds light on a virus response driven by wishful thinking, denial, and politics – one which will have a lasting impact on the U.S. and the world for generations to come.