No dispute from me there! Dumpy's actions have been entirely, 100% callous, reckless and incompetent from day one. But any response would have necessarily had to involve long shutdowns, and in a society like the U.S. without much in the way of social safety nets, job losses. Losses that will reverse eventually though, as society recovers from the impact of this disease.But what did he do? What does he continue to do? Play it down like its nothing, waging a fucking war on masks, keeping his own experts off the air like Fauci.
So he absolutely deserves shit for almost everything of what he's done, but mostly for all the stuff he should have done but instead deliberately didn't do. However, if you wanna be fair, job losses is kinda hard to fault him for since they would have occurred regardless. One can argue until we all turn blue in the face about how many fewer jobs would be lost and for how long if Dumpy instead had done this and that like he should have, but it's all speculation with some benefit of hindsight.
I'm sure Obama could have done some things better in the recovery from the 2008 economic crash too if he had the benefit of hindsight...
Dumpy could have done more, sure. It's almost hard to imagine what he could have done LESS actually. Extensive contact tracing would be difficult in a nation of over 320 million people though, even when not factoring in Merica's large landmass, and people being divided up by state lines with their own laws and procedures and administrations and whatnot. I don't know what facilities might exist for something like that, if any at all.We could have been well on our way to recovery already. Instead, this is going to go on for much longer.
Then consider Dumpy dissolved Obama's pandemic response team over a year and a half ago or somesuch (undoubtedly mostly because Obama created it), if there were procedures for mass testing of people and contact tracing and whatnot drawn up by that team, what happened to those plans? *shrug*