Nor should it ever be.
Monday, news broke that a draft CDC report estimates that the U.S. will have 3,000 COVID-19 deaths every day by June. Yesterday, the U.S. had ‘only’ 1,015 COVID-19 deaths.
By contrast, scaled by population, South Korea, which identified its first known case on the same day the U.S. did, had around 15 COVID-19 deaths. That, not some stupid model Kevin Fucking Hassett pulled out of his ass, is the benchmark we should be using.
We should never become used to 1,000 COVID-19 deaths every day, never mind 3,000. And South Korea shows that this American Carnage was completely avoidable.
On a political note, ask yourself this: at some point, we will develop therapeutics or a vaccine. Do we want Trump and his Republican enablers to control their distribution? After all, they played–and are still playing–shenanigans with protective equipment and ventilators.
Come November, vote like your life depends on it. Because it does.