The potentially catastrophic consequences of such presidential falsehoods already have surfaced here in Havre de Grace. One of my neighbors posted on social media that he wouldn’t “let some silly disease” stop his Halloween trick-or-treaters.
Silly disease? Really? The Sun reports 3,980 confirmed deaths; 143,387 confirmed cases in Maryland as of Oct. 30. More than 230,000 American fatalities; 9 million-plus confirmed cases. The latter now prime candidates for having their insurance denied if the Affordable Care Act is erased by the Trump administration and the Supreme Court.
Please keep up your reporting on COVID-19 and your daily “Maryland cases by the numbers.” This information is vital if our policymakers are to take this epidemic seriously.