Trump Reviles Science, Prioritizes Politics: 200,000 Dead

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Trump Reviles Science, Prioritizes Politics: 200,000 Dead
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The nation’s COVID-19 death toll is over 200,000, and President Donald Trump administration routinely rejected experts’ evaluations of the gravity of the pandemic.

Over the last six months, the Trump administration has been prioritizing elections over science at the pivotal moments, ignoring expert advice that might have contained the spread of coronavirus. 

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said.

Last week in the West Wing, Trump wasn’t concerned and not even once mentioned how the nation is dealing with the pandemic rather he was publicly reprimanded one of the finest scientists, Dr Robert Redfield, a virologist and head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to Redfield, a vaccine will take more time and can only be publicly available late 2012 than before November election 2020.

Post this discussion, Trump called a conference and said Dr Robert Redfield was “confused” and insisted that it could be available before November.

There is no evidence that Trump’s concern for a COVID-19 vaccine has changed the safety of the process, the science behind it. His persistence on it will be available before the election is misleading and he hopes that the breakthrough can get him through the election.

Today, he is emphasizing hard on resuming normal activity and attempting to project power and authority to reinforce his political status in his campaign versus Joe Biden.

Rather Trump chose to play it down in the critical first weeks of the outbreak in the nation, though he secretly accepted the enormity of the peril. He justified it by saying that he doesn’t want to create panic in the country.

But the coronavirus kept coursing into the country, and the world. And with a president inclined on decreasing the dangers, the U.S. would become ever more polarized, with the single acts of wearing masks and social distancing changed into political wedge issues.

Over the last six months, the Trump administration has been prioritizing elections over science at the pivotal moments, ignoring expert advice that might have contained the spread of coronavirus. 

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said.

Last week in the West Wing, Trump wasn’t concerned and not even once mentioned how the nation is dealing with the pandemic rather he was publicly reprimanded one of the finest scientists, Dr Robert Redfield, a virologist and head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to Redfield, a vaccine will take more time and can only be publicly available late 2012 than before November election 2020.

Post this discussion, Trump called a conference and said Dr Robert Redfield was “confused” and insisted that it could be available before November.

There is no evidence that Trump’s concern for a COVID-19 vaccine has changed the safety of the process, the science behind it. His persistence on it will be available before the election is misleading and he hopes that the breakthrough can get him through the election.

Today, he is emphasizing hard on resuming normal activity and attempting to project power and authority to reinforce his political status in his campaign versus Joe Biden.

Rather Trump chose to play it down in the critical first weeks of the outbreak in the nation, though he secretly accepted the enormity of the peril. He justified it by saying that he doesn’t want to create panic in the country.

But the coronavirus kept coursing into the country, and the world. And with a president inclined on decreasing the dangers, the U.S. would become ever more polarized, with the single acts of wearing masks and social distancing changed into political wedge issues.