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Paul Krugman+ Your Authors @paulkrugman Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” "Arguing With Zombies," + more. Jun. 28, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Based on positivity rates, Houston looks as if it's only around a week behind AZ. Florida not much more. And they *still* are barely reversing their reopening 1/

I haven't see people make this point as clearly as it should be made: Trump and his allies have committed the same deadly sin three times. First, they refused to face up to the threat; then they pushed for a premature end to lockdown; now they're dithering as Covid-19 surges 2/

Each time they were looking for political gain — let's not worry the stock market; let's tell a story about recovery in time for the election; let's not admit that we were wrong a month ago. So they gambled with tens of thousands of American lives. And the nation lost 3/

So let's be clear: these weren't honest errors made in good faith. Trump, but also people like DeSantis and Hannity, played cynical games with American lives, and bear responsibility for many thousands of unnecessary deaths. 4/

And it goes on 5/

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