Months into the COVID-19 pandemic states are setting records for the most new cases and deaths in a week since the pandemic began.
Opinion: The Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a 62-page document including the claim.
Looks like just about everyone in the media is going to spend the day writing corrections. We seem to have made a HUGE mistake concerning the pandemic.
The media is reporting, for instance, that Arizona’s COVID-19 cases rose by 1,158 and that 16 new known deaths were reported on Tuesday.
And that cases of the virus are going up.
In the past week, we’ve also reported that the nation has averaged 71,000 new cases per day, the most in any seven-day stretch since the crisis started. And the United States still leads the world with 8.8 million COVID-19 cases and nearly 227,000 deaths.
But … STOP THE PRESSES.
According to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy one of the “accomplishments” of the presidency of Donald Trump is “ending the Covid-19 pandemic.” It’s part of a 62-page document released by the office.
Someone should alert the suffering. The hospitalized. Those on ventilators. And their families. And the doctors and nurses trying to save them. And the scientists and researchers seeking a cure. And anyone involved in clinical trials aimed at finding a vaccine.
Apparently, we all are mistaken.
At least according to the White House.
Which wants you to know – a week before the election – that the colossal failure of the Trump administration to adequately deal with the pandemic was, in fact, a complete victory.
Someone should alert the sick.
And the dying.
And those who mourn.
Reach Montini at [email protected]
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