Scientific American backs Biden over the coronavirus — but what would he have done differently than Trump?

There is no question that the government’s response to the coronavirus constituted a top-to-bottom bureaucratic failure spanning across executive offices under President Trump’s purview and down to the disastrous guidances and decisions of local and state governments. But unlike hyperbolic left-wing fears that the “dictator Trump” would pounce on power at the first moment of crisis to live out some latent fascistic fantasy, Trump’s failure largely stemmed from the fact that, like the overwhelming majority of the swamp he was supposed to differ from, he too was a bureaucratic sheep. Trump, like most of the world, at first largely took the lies of the Chinese Communist Party and its liege, the World Health Organization, at face value and let career swamp scientists decide public policy.


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