“We’re not going to control the pandemic,” he told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union. “We are going to control the fact that we get a vaccine, therapeutics and other mitigation.”
Tapper pressed Meadows to explain why the administration was not going to control Covid-19, given the massive surge that is pummeling the Midwest and mountain states. He replied: “Because it is a contagious virus.”
To be a Republican in 2020 is to simultaneously believe that we’re the greatest country that ever was, and that we can’t do what other countries (South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany) have done.