I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The once-great US is now a third world country. It’s one thing to have cultural obstacles to getting shit done quickly the way China has (like a cultural emphasis on individual freedom – which is fair and should be preserved and protected). But it’s quite another thing to have a completely inept, senile, incompetent buffoon in charge and supported by millions of equally ignorant fanboys. President Orange, my hospital won’t even test me unless I have traveled outside of the United States after I developed Covid-19 symptoms. It’s out of their hands and I can’t do anything about it.
He literally did everything a president could make sure that our county was not prepared for this. He did away with a pandemic preparedness organization. He cut CDC funding. He ignored it when it started in January, even though any sensible person would know that it’s coming here no matter what. He downplayed it at every step, which was not only bad for the spread of an infectious disease but also bad for the economy. And he put Pence and Kushner in charge. A science denier and a guy with the credentials of an overnight stocker at K-Mart.