Trump has sought to politicize the wearing of masks during the coronavirus crisis. Trump himself has not worn a mask in public during factory tours in recent weeks, even as public health experts have recommended wearing them. This week, Trump shared a tweet that mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for wearing a mask Monday at a Memorial Day ceremony, prompting the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee to call Trump “an absolute fool.”
In this day and age, understanding bacteria and viruses and developing vaccines are national security issues. In my view sizable part of every country’s defense budget should be spent in these pursuits rather than making tanks and other weapons.
DAILY NEW CASES AND DEATHS IN US, CDC SITE