Why is the greatest, richest, smartest and most powerful nation in the world being devastated by a virus that other countries are able to contain?
We have no, essentially needed, national testing and tracing plan to effectively contain and kill off COVID-19 which has so far taken over 150,000 American lives. Why?
The Trump administration did not implement a national testing and tracing plan “…because the virus had hit blue states hardest, ….and would not make sense politically… The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy” from How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan ‘Went Poof Into Thin Air’ by Katherine Eban vanityfair.com. Eban further states that the Trump administration has a determined disinterest in big federal action and was trying to block any new funding for testing and tracing.
We are facing the worst health crisis in 100 years and have everything we need to stop it, but we are not because Donald Trump is using it as a re-election strategy. Americans have sacrificed socially, educationally, financially and with their lives and the lives of their loved ones, yet we are worse off and facing a bigger spike in the fall. This failure of true leadership has allowed this Trump virus to devastate our country and our lives.
For those who hate big government this is what a little, feckless government looks like when a life threatening problem occurs that only a strong federal response can resolve. Devastation!
The problem with let the blue states fend for themselves is that COVID doesn’t recognize state colors or lines. This is a national crisis that requires a national response and impeached President Trump has failed all of us, red or blue. Vote to not be used as a pawn!