This Is the Coronavirus Election
In January, the COVID-19 pandemic will still be burning its way across the U.S. Next week, Americans will choose whether to bring it under control.
🚨I wrote about the upcoming election, and what the stakes are in terms of the pandemic. The piece is short, and its gist is simple: Next week, Americans will choose whether to try and bring COVID-19 under control.
The U.S. has seen what happens when a pandemic occurs under Trump. If he is reelected, he will continue on the same path, and so will the coronavirus, writes
"Science values replication—repeated experiments that verify whether the same outcome occurs. But the U.S. has now clearly seen what happens when a pandemic occurs under Trump. It is an experiment that no one should ever want to rerun."
Four true statements: ➡️Trump has epically mishandled the pandemic. ➡️He does not learn from his mistakes. ➡️COVID-19 will still be raging in 2021. ➡️Historical patterns suggest another major epidemic is likely in the next 4 years.
One horrifying detail in this must-read
piece is the reminder COVID-19 is merely a "starter pandemic... neither as contagious nor as lethal as other pathogens."
The pandemic, unchecked by the current administration, has ravaged American communities. “It is an experiment that no one should ever want to rerun.”
on why continuing along this path could be a death sentence for thousands more.
The third surge is upon us. Hospitals are once again filling up. Healthcare workers are exhausted. Vaccines are still far away. But COVID-19 is not uncontrollable. The playbook is clear. The US just needs a leader willing to implement it.