Why the Virus is Winning
During the first half of this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Bob Bollinger, the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. We discuss why the United States is doing worse than most of the world at containing COVID-19. We also chat about reopening schools, mask wearing, the Trump administration shifting control of Coronavirus data away from the CDC, and the quest for a vaccine.
During the second half of the episode, without a guest, I talk about Georgia Governor Brian Kemp explicitly banning the state’s cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public places. Kemp also voided orders that at least 15 local governments across the state had adopted. I explain why I believe that Kemp is doing this, and it’s pretty brazen.
Finally, I analyze Trump’s warped reasoning for his COVID-19 approach.