The Democrats have been trying to use the Coronavirus pandemic against President Trump, but there is one problem, writes David Gelernter in the WSJ.
President Trump’s handling of the plague has been sensible from the start. Be careful until treatment improves and a vaccine is ready. Pour all the money and resources you’ve got down the throats of America’s best research labs. This scheme is working. Fatality rates are way down, treatment has improved, and several vaccines are almost ready, all in record time.
How Biden Attacks a Plan that Works?
Joe Biden, who is not a scientist, claims that our high COVID death rate is the president’s fault, continues Mr. Gelernter.
Actual scientists have other explanations, such as the high rates of pre-existing conditions in the U.S., and New York City—with its large population and population density—being one of our first hot spots and still exercising heavy influence on the figures. Our death rates remain lower than those of several large European countries.
This accusation is pure Bidentalk: not merely false but greasy.
“Trust Me, I’ll Take Care of Everything”
Instead of a careful, serious, scientifically informed and fast solution to the Covid problem, Mr. Biden offers his good fairy waiting impatiently in the wings. The Covid fairy explains why Democrats can’t answer any serious questions about their plan.
- Who will develop the new drugs?
- Roughly how long should it take?
- What kind of head start has the president’s Operation Warp Speed supplied? (Science can be useful even if Republicans pay for it.)
- Does the new approach center on disease management or a vaccine or both? How many vaccine doses will be available when, and for whom?
Jobless Joe comes bearing job losses instead of gains—and doesn’t seem to work very hard himself. He still can’t see why his choice of a running mate was not a mere exercise of his political instincts.
Picking Kamala Harris was a studied insult to the American people. He might have chosen anyone—even a male! Instead, his choice is far to the left of Republicans, moderates and nearly all Democrats. Not even Democrats could work up any enthusiasm for Ms. Harris in the primaries.
If Mr. Biden wins, Ms. Harris will be forced down America’s throat. If Mr. Biden dies in office, we will be in big trouble. Mr. Biden’s biggest choice so far could hardly have been worse. What does that portend?