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Trump’s dance, McConnell’s COVID cackle show reckless disregard for surging pandemic

By Rex Huppke, Tribune Content Agency on

Giuliani, last seen loosely clinging to reality, assured Trump supporters in Philadelphia that nobody’s dying from COVID-19 anymore, which is akin to telling children to play in the street because nobody’s dying from getting run over by trucks anymore.

Trump’s dance, McConnell’s COVID cackle and Giuliani’s bat-guano medical advice demonstrate a level of irresponsibility not seen since I was in college and drunkenly tried to beat up an oak tree before falling, deservedly, into a ditch.

Let me summarize the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States: NOT GOOD!

Health care resources in Wisconsin are presently being overwhelmed by new coronavirus cases. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Tuesday was the state’s worst day of the pandemic, with 3,279 new cases and 34 deaths.

And Trump is dancing.

On Tuesday, the University of Florida suspended all football activity after several players tested positive for the virus. One day earlier, the team’s head coach said his program was a “model of safety.” A recent study of college athletes who had COVID-19 found 15 percent of them were left with an inflammatory heart condition.

 

And McConnell is laughing.

Illinois had 2,851 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, the seventh consecutive day with more than 2,600 cases. The state also passed the 9,000-death mark Tuesday.

And Giuliani is saying, “People don’t die of this disease anymore.”

In 40 states, the number of coronavirus cases are higher than they were a week before. The number of coronavirus patients in Indiana hospitals is the highest it has been in nearly five months.

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