New England Journal of Medicine Article is a Scathing Rebuke of Trump and the Republican Party.
Wow! The Democratic Party is far from perfect, but right now, with the cards we've been dealt, it's time for all those with a Republican Party hand to put them down, and help this country be the UNITED States of America once and for all.
A short excerpt from the NEJM editorial, from Chris Cillizza's article about it:
"Anyone else who recklessly squandered lives and money in this way would be suffering legal consequences. Our leaders have largely claimed immunity for their actions. But this election gives us the power to render judgment. Reasonable people will certainly disagree about the many political positions taken by candidates. But truth is neither liberal nor conservative. When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent. We should not abet them and enable the deaths of thousands more Americans by allowing them to keep their jobs."
From the writer of the article, Chris Cillizza (former Washington Post):
That would be powerful stuff even if the New England Journal of Medicine regularly weighed in on politics. Which it does not. In fact, it rarely published editorials signed as this one was, by all of its editors. As CNN's Jacqueline Howard noted, there have been only four previous editorials signed by all of the editors in the more than 200-year history of the Journal. None of those four previous editorials were about presidential politics -- or politics at all.
To be clear: This editorial will not change most peoples' minds about the presidential election. For Trump backers, they will dismiss it as the work of a bunch of academic elitists who never liked Trump anyway. For Trump detractors, this editorial will simply be a(nother) data point in their case for why Trump should be voted out in 26 days' time.
The point is that maybe it should change peoples' minds. Because we are dealing with more than 7.5 million Americans infected with Covid-19 (including the President) and nearly 211,000 dead. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday that "the models tell us that if we do not do the kinds of things that we're talking about in the cold of the fall and the winter, we could have from 300,000 to 400,000 deaths."
And the New England Journal of Medicine editorial in full is here: