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“Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.” — Daniel J. Boorstin
During the beginning of the pandemic, I was seriously worried. Things were not going well, and a lot of the Democrats seemed to be more interested in virtue signaling than disease control. As someone trained in public health, I know that epidemics need to be managed aggressively. Contrary to what many people say, you can stop a virus from spreading with proper quarantine and infection control practices. Trump was taking decisive action on border control (similar measures of containment have been used throughout history), but he needed a trusted advisor who knew about fighting disease. Then we saw the nightmare in Italy, and people really wanted to avoid it.