Here are two views of the corner we are most definitely not rounding, no matter how many times the president repeats his latest branding catchphrase/magic spell.
We are entering our third spike in cases and deaths, and continue to rank near the bottom of countries being measured for deaths per capita. When Trump says we are among the best, “best” means “worst.” We are only among the best if you include only the bottom cluster of the 168 countries ranked by Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And no, it’s not because we test more, which we don’t. It’s because more of our people die.
It’s a record of criminal negligence and failure that in the private sector would amount to tens of thousands of counts of manslaughter, if not what the law calls depraved-heart murder:
Depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is a type of murder where an individual acts with a “depraved indifference” to human life and where such act results in a death, despite that individual not explicitly intending to kill. In a depraved-heart murder, defendants commit an act even though they know their act runs an unusually high risk of causing death or serious bodily harm to a person. If the risk of death or bodily harm is great enough, ignoring it demonstrates a “depraved indifference” to human life and the resulting death is considered to have been committed with malice aforethought. In some states, depraved-heart killings constitute second-degree murder, while in others, the act would be charged with “wanton murder,” varying degrees of manslaughter, or third-degree murder. (Wikipedia)