During an interview on Sunday, Bernie Sanders laid out the biggest problem that the United States is having with regards to our response to the pandemic. In short, we have no leadership at the federal level and so we have 50 different states trying to come up with 50 individual plans. This is a recipe for disaster, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing unfold right now. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced