Coronavirus

“We’re on it”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

There is no and never will be a second wave of coronavirus infections, Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow says, but if there is they're on top of it.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday there is no second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, even though there are some flare-ups in states such as Florida, and it is unlikely there will be widespread shutdowns across the country.

There are some hotspots. We’re on it,” Kudlow said in an interview with CNBC. “We know how to deal with this stuff now. It’s come a long way since last winter and there is no second wave coming.

Florida, Texas, and Arizona all set new records today. Florida has now topped 100,000 cases alone and Arizona reported that 20 percent of tests administered yesterday came back positive. We're still adding between 800 to 1,000 deaths per day.

You can be generous and say Kudlow is technically correct because this is still the first wave in some places, not a second wave, but they're definitely not "on it." They don't "know how to do with this stuff."

These states do not even have a coherent strategy or set of guidelines for social distance and protective equipment. Texas Governor Gregg Abbott won't even let cities in his state impose their own mask requirements and the Trump White House has moved on from the virus.

Exactly none of the Republican governors overseeing these disasters want to take charge because their own political base of support is opposed to doing what's necessary.

Don't vote for people who care about their political future more than life itself.

  • So DOCTOR Fauci no longer speaks for the Administration regarding COVID, Kudlow does? Brilliant, as is everything this Administration does.

    Worst timeline.

  • Draxiar

    “We’re on it”

    WE’RE ON IT?!

    Fuck You, Kudlow. The only thing this administration is on is denial, Adderall, and the Russian payroll.

  • muselet

    Nothing good happens when politicians—and, for that matter, presidential economic advisers—deny reality.

    This is an excellent example of that.

    –alopecia

  • 1933john

    Here in Fox News, Texas in the last month,
    confirmed cases increased from 30 to 120.
    It seems the banzai charge of pick-up trucks
    hasn’t run-over enough of those little fluffy
    suckered invaders from the Asian/Latino
    Axis of Virus.