Or, why not to read the NYT:
Weren’t we told back in March that several weeks of lockdown were necessary to “flatten the curve”? Well here it is August, and Americans still don’t know whether schools and churches will reopen. The only hope for a return to normalcy is a vaccine for COVID, which, despite aggressive work by a lot of scientists, will take time.
David Marcus, in The Federalist, interviewed Dr. Moncef Slaoui, head of government efforts to develop a vaccine:
“I (Marcus) asked Slaoui directly if a vaccine would mean a return to normal activities such as Broadway shows and Baseball games. He is confident it will, though he noted that Americans going forward will be more careful about infectious disease in general…
The fact is that Americans have very good reason to be optimistic about a vaccine by year’s end. That clearly terrifies the Trump haters at the New York Times. … A vaccine is something we should all be rooting for, and the men and women working to achieve it deserve our thanks, not baseless accusations that they are cutting corners to win an election.”
It is thoroughly disingenuous of outlets on the left, like the New York Times, to view the attempts at finishing a functional vaccine on politics. It is not just in Trump’s best interest for the lockdown to be over and the vaccine to be less of a threat, but the whole country. Businesses need to be allowed to reopen. People, being inherently social animals, must be allowed to reunite.
It’s a sad sign for our country that finding a vaccine for a pandemic-causing disease has become political.