'We can either wait for deaths to continue to rise or we can implement measures to try and save as many lives as we can'

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In the absence of a national plan of action, governors and mayors are implementing a patchwork of strategies to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus. With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surging past a record 11 million, MSNBC’s “American Voices” host Alicia Menendez speaks with Alexis Madrigal, staff writer for the Atlantic, co-founder of the Covid Tracking Project, and the author of "Powering the Dream: the History and Promise of Green Technology" and Dr. James Hamblin, lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health, staff writer for the Atlantic and the author of "Clean, The New Science of Skin".