Stepien or Parscale? The Corona virus does not care.

WaPo reports that  “Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Joe Biden in 2020 race”.

President Trump announced on Facebook Wednesday evening that Bill Stepien would become his campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale,…

Recent national and swing-state polls have shown Trump falling further behind former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, …amid a spreading pandemic that has greatly harmed the economy.

 

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Honestly? All they can think about is control of the narrative.  The Trump campaign still isn’t taking this seriously.  No one wears masks?  And that includes Trump’s followers, like Lee Zeldin, who attended the Tulsa rally and then returned on Airforce 1 with other Trump loyalists (no masks in sight) – see picture.

Mass gatherings and rallies? Still OK.  The Republican convention in Florida? Or wherever they can find a compliant governor?  OK.   Parties and mass gatherings for July 4th?  OK.   And now, we are starting to see an uptick of new cases of Covid-19 including in Suffolk County NY.

It’s unavoidable.  The virus doesn’t care about politics. By-passing the CDC for political control of the numbers of new cases and the reports from the hospitals?  Still, the virus doesn’t care.

It is stunning that these people think they can out-maneuver SARS CoV-2.  And as long as we don’t control the pandemic there is no hope of rescuing the economy.

It might be useful to read some history books.  The plague easily triumphed over competing European superpowers of the time:

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About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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1 Response to Stepien or Parscale? The Corona virus does not care.

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