Coronavirus

“We’re on it”

SK Ashby
Written by SK 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.