At the time of writing, deaths from COVID-19 have surpassed more than two-hundred thousand in the United States, with nearly seven million confirmed cases, by far the most dismal numbers related to the entire world population's disease susceptibility of well more than eight billion (CDC, 2020). With more than three hundred million, the United States ranks third globally, quantifying internet users per capita. One might wonder why Americans have performed poorly in light of having such vast access to advanced information and technology. Having access to information is generally considered helpful in times of crisis and combatting pandemics and enemies alike.
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