Administration’s weak response to COVID19
After having consistently topped the COVID19 infection and deaths rates since the beginning of the pandemic, with the latest count having crossed the grim milestone of the global record of 200,000 deaths, the looming question remains: What makes the Trump administration’s tepid response to COVID19 the weakest in the world?
The simple reason is that Americans are not told by the Trump administration to own the responsibility of taming the virus by doing some basic sacrifices and not asking the same banal question again and again: What’s in for me?
Unless evidencebacked, basic medical safety protocols proven to arrest the virus spread, like wearing a face mask and social distancing, are enforced nationally, we may not see any gains until a full rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.
And the biggest question remains about the timeline of the highly anticipated vaccine: When will this happen and, until then, what outcome do we await for this escalating infection and death rate?
Atul Karnik, Woodside, N.Y.