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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 03:06 PM

The pandemic didn't have to be politicized. One party is to blame for it.

One day, the coronavirus pandemic will be over, even though that might seem like a far-off fantasy. Thereís some reason to believe the delta variant has peaked, even though the United States is still averaging around 2,000 deaths per day, and if weíre lucky, we may be able to say in a year or so that it has receded to the point where it no longer determines the contours of our daily lives.

But none of us will avoid having our perspective on our country, the world and our relations to one another shaped by this long, dark period. When itís over, we canít forget what it taught us. And who it revealed people to be.

We have to remember that this was, above all, the politicized pandemic. And it didnít have to be that way.

Consider this remarkable statistic from analyst Charles Gaba: In the bluest counties, since the beginning of July there have been approximately 9 covid-19 deaths per 100,000 population. In the reddest counties, there have been 47 deaths per 100,000 population.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/27/pandemic-didnt-have-be-politicized-one-party-is-blame-it/

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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 03:30 PM

1. It started the day that TFG decided that stock prices were more important than human lives

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 01:31 PM

2. I would agree ..

Trump told Woodward on Feb 7 that covid-19 was deadly, but he ignored, lied, and downplayed it until around Feb 20, when the stock market started to get nervous ... and that was purely a political decision, a decision that would end up costing lives ..

From a piece in Politico:

"Some White House aides privately acknowledge it was a wasted month. Democrats and other critics say the delay in giving out timely and clear information ó especially after those fateful days in early February ó caused untold thousands more deaths than necessary and deeper economic wreckage than the U.S. might have endured if it had responded earlier."

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