Here’s the problem: the claims of the article match what I am seeing across the board between GOP and trumpites is that the most resistance to doing the right thing to help reduce the transmission of the virus is coming from GOP, from trump on down.

Now they want people to go back to work, even suggesting that we should sacrifice the health & lives of “the elderly” — of which I happen to be one.

Sure they care. About MONEY. Especially corporate profits.

trumpites are in total denial, mirroring the ignorance of their fearless orange leader. There are a few GOP governors, like the governor of Louisiana, who are actually listening to the medical experts’ advice. Well, sort of.

With rare exception, I’ve seen/heard virtually NO GOP voices willing to recognize the truth & making hard choices because of that truth.

I have seen that huge divide between different parties’ responses reflected everywhere I look. Yes, we can disagree. We can have interpretations of the facts. But a different POV based on fake facts isn’t just a “difference of opinion.” It’s a difference between knowledge and ignorance.

Of course, you haven’t offered any facts. Whereas the Atlantic author DID. Perhaps they didn’t provide sufficient documentation/a bibliography, but everything in it fits with everything else I’ve read — from the polls to social commentary to news organizations [including conservative ones].

If you have collected any articles or social media commentary from GOP who aren’t supporting the trump take on it all, who aren’t promoting his lies and propaganda, I’d be happy to read them.

Mostly what I’ve seen is GOP utterly rejecting the facts provided by the medical experts and making policy & behaviors about that. Show me what I’ve missed.

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Georgia NeSmith

Georgia NeSmith

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.