The Trump administration continues to insist that we are turning the corner, that the coronavirus will soon be behind us. These claims are disproven by actual statistics, which show that on October 24, more than 78,000 new cases were reported. And, no, it is not because we test more. That is preposterous; the cases would exist whether testing took place or not.
The Trump administration continues to be a super spreader, with MAGA folks attending activities such as Sturgis, then heading back to places like Wisconsin. Republican legislatures and courts in Wisconsin and other states continue to dismiss reality in terms of ways to protect against the virus.
We now have confirmation that at least five people on Mike Pence’s team have the coronavirus, yet Pence intends to stay out on the campaign trail. On Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows appeared on Jake Tapper’s program on CNN and simply stated: “We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas.”
This comes in the final days of the election, and the coronavirus might be the issue that decides this election. A recent Columbia University study suggests that 130,000 to 200,000+ deaths were avoidable if the United States government had taken more aggressive and responsible steps. On November 3, we must speak for those dead and make sure that this administration, a super spreader of hate, illness and manure, is voted out. Our republic depends upon it.