“We’re not going to control the pandemic. We are gonna control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas.” - White House chief of staff Mark Meadows
This is like saying we aren't going to control drunk driving, we are just gonna focus on the accidents.
Or we aren't going to control murder, we are just gonna focus on victims compensation.
Or we aren't going to control the opoid crisis, we are just gonna focus on drug rehab.
This is also insight into what the Trump presidency will be: no action on COVID until vaccines come online, which are slated for at least another 6 months to a year, or a reliance on therapeutics like Remsivir, which have been shown after months of study to not be as effective as once thought.
At what point do we embrace being preventive instead of reactive to our nation's ills?