I’ve been writing these Covid-19 updates for eight months straight. I could never have imagined doing this for this long. I imagine you’re eagerly awaiting the day when you go on Twitter and you don’t have to see these anymore. You deserve that and so much more.
I had a call with a Republican governor of a state in trouble and it gave me a sense of where we are. Here is what I learned.
The biggest concern is in rural communities. Some 90% of people in urban areas are wearing masks and spread is in better control. Rural community spread is from large family and community gatherings without masks.
This compares to the spring in the Northeast where spread was almost entirely in urban areas and to summer when it spread in Southern states more evenly. …
Trump’s closing argument: “Don’t be afraid of COVID.”
Now that Trump is an expert on Covid-19 — not the book-learning kind you get by reading the reports that have been presented to him for months on end — but the kind of REAL education people get — he has an inescapable conclusion.
There’s a million people worldwide, many of whom presented exactly the way Trump presented and who died. Those other million people who didn’t have dozens of doctors, an arsenal of drugs, including a compassionate-use cocktail not available to anyone. Or a helicopter.
“Don’t be afraid” also means don’t be afraid to infect other people — to knowingly travel and campaign and ride with Secret Service agents. So far, at least 30 people have been infected in this debacle. …