Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Joe’s VP pick, are doing their best to “portray Trump’s handling of the crisis as a catastrophic mistake and pin America’s high COVID death toll on him,” writes Toby Young in Spectator.US.
Deaths per Capita
The US fares better than:
- The UK
Yes, America’s economy shrunk in the second quarter of 2020, but by just 9.5%, the second-lowest contraction in the G7. (The UK figure was 20.4%.)
Trump can claim, with some justification, that the US has fared better than most during this global pandemic and that he’s entitled to some of the credit.
If America is entangled in a second wave of COVID, none of this will fly. But that looks unlikely, continues Mr. Young
The mainstream liberal media has leapt on rising case numbers in Florida, Georgia and Arizona as “proof” that a second wave awaits those states that reopen too early.
But it now looks as though those were just continuations of the first waves which were temporarily suspended thanks to shelter-in-place orders.