When the political season is over there needs to be an honest assessment of why Americans suffered from the pandemic so much more than people in other countries. What went wrong? This article is a good place to start. It is long and detailed but well worth the effort to read.
The short version – a toxic mix of libertarian philosophy, worship of free markets, inept wheeling and dealing and outlandish cronyism kept the government from ever getting its act together. The central figure in all of this was not Trump but his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on whom Trump laid grave responsibilities that he was simply not capable of handling.