Letter: It's not about who is right and who is wrong, but Trump is definitely wrong

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At least one columnist and one editorial have expressed their frustration with our poor response to the coronavirus pandemic by exhorting us to at least “wear the damn mask.”

It’s not about who is right and who is wrong. It’s about what is right and what is wrong. Watching him on TV, I’m sure that Dr. Fauci wishes he was wrong about the need for the precautions he advised. Yet I’ll be very surprised if he gloats in an "I-told-you-so" manner.

On the other side, however, it does seem that what matters for President Trump is who is right and who is wrong. And he has never been wrong. He seems emotionally and physically unable to admit to any wrongdoing, ever.

Well, he has been wrong big time on this one. We have the worst record when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, including the most dead. And, with relaxing precautions, we have spiraled down to further outbreak.

Some other countries don’t want any more American tourists visiting there until we get our act together, until we at least start wearing the damn masks.


These countries didn’t have to make huge financial bailouts for those losing their jobs because of the pandemic. They had long established programs in place for all workers including unions, unemployment benefits, good pensions and health care.

And, unlike us, their leadership took effective steps to quell the viral spread.

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