Health experts have been warning since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that cases would surge in the fall and winter and true to predictions the United States has hit the highest 7-day average of cases since the pandemic began.
This is bad news for Donald Trump who has been downplaying the virus for months, and who in the closing days of the campaign has been falsely reassuring his crowds that we are rounding the corner.
Trump’s campaign strategy has been to ignore the pandemic and to try to make the genial and trustworthy Joe Biden the focus by depicting him as a corrupt and demented lifelong politician.
The electorate, with the exception of Trump’s cultlike followers, isn’t buying his ridiculous assertion that Biden is a corrupt politician and the reality of 222,000 deaths blows away the lie that we are rounding the corner.
The comments by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows that the US can’t control the fast-worsening pandemic is overshadowing Trump’s desperate last-ditch bid to save his reelection bid.
The trajectory of the presidential campaign and the pandemic isn’t changing, and Biden will win in a landslide, and we won’t round the corner on the pandemic until Biden is in office.