Last updated on June 15, 2020
Trump having already killed 36-65,000 Americans by his inaction, the global “second wave” is beginning to level and then tick upward. Greater travel and trade will continue the spread until an actual vaccine is available. Like more comprehensive testing, vaccines will not be globally available for a year.
The continuing Black Lives Matter protests will not have helped us only because Trump is counting on conflict for his re-election, as if social distancing was somehow not related to public health. Trump’s vain hope for rallies to energize his base needs them to get both excited before November without caring about who gets infected.
The US is nowhere near a “Level-1” status whereas New Zealand has already achieved it. The New Zealand economy will benefit from the Avatar sequel resuming production.
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