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Rachel Maddow exposes Trump's commitment to herd immunity; willing to let 2.15 million Americans die

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Rachel Maddow did an excellent piece on President Trump's support of herd immunity. She explains why it means Trump supports killing 2.15 million Americans.

I shortened the piece substantially by removing all the duplicating statements even after adding my narrative.

Rachel Maddow exposes Trump’s herd immunity

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Rachel Maddow did not mince her words as she chronicled the president’s path to taking the country to a form of herd immunity. To be clear, when immunologists speak about herd immunity, they assume that immunity is attained through vaccination, not by making everybody sick. To do it any other way is not only malpractice but voluntary manslaughter, given the mortality of COVID-19.

President Trump has always wanted Americans to stay on the job, go to church, go to school, play football. Even as he knew COVID-19 was more deadly than the flu, most people still lived. That is a gamble he was always willing to take. And that is how he framed it with his limited vocabulary.

But as Trump has brought on COVID-19-herd-immunity-believing Dr. Scott Atlas, he is actually articulating the term herd immunity to give his position a scientific tone however implausible. Sadly, for those who continue to believe in this president and followed his lead, many will end up dead.


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