It’s been 150 days since the Trump administration enacted its 15-day plan. One hundred and fifty days of promises of curves flattening in weeks, of the summer heat causing the virus to go away, of reopenings and paused openings and reclosings.
One hundred and fifty days of job losses in the tens of millions, of benefits to cushion the blow given and taken away.
One hundred and fifty days of protests and uprisings and of state violence to put them down.
One hundred and fifty days of cases rising ever higher and bodies stacking in numbers that are hard to fathom.
Again, the ineptitude of our administration to do even the least amount of work to manage this crisis is causing hundreds of thousands of lost lives.