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Crass

Crass. In New York’s Times Square a ‘Trump Death Clock‘ tabulates the tragedy of those who have succumbed to coronavirus on a 56 foot LED display.

Regardless of how people judge POTUS’ handling/mishandling of the crisis to date, how about some dignity for the dead?

Although filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, the person behind the sign, talked up the importance of documenting preventable COVID19 deaths (he argues had Trump acted on March 9th when only 26 deaths were recorded instead of 87 deaths when he eventually advised people to practice social distancing a week later), where was his ‘Obama Death Clock‘ when the 44th president announced a ‘national emergency‘ on October 24th, 2009, a full 6 months after WHO’s declaration of a Level 5 pandemic when US deaths were over 1,000?

Apart from the rank hypocrisy, we still think showing some respect for those lost is the only appropriate thing to do rather than use it for political point scoring.