IF Donald Trump wins reelection as American president, expect amongst the first things that he will do is fire Dr Anthony Fauci, America’s foremost virus expert. Fauci has been a stick in Trump’s craw ever since the pandemic broke, speaking the truth and contradicting Trump’s never-ending lies, which has made him wildly popular with the American public and therefore impossible to sack until Trump wins his second and final term.
Accounting for underreporting, about 300,000 Americans have died in the pandemic according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. If masks and social distancing had been in place, about half the number would have perished. By the time an effective vaccine and/or therapeutics take control, it could well be the middle of next year.