G.F. Brandenburg writes in this post about the apparent abandonment of the fight against the global pandemic.

Trump has completely lost interest. No good headlines for him, so he has ignored the pandemic altogether. His attitude—and his stubborn refusal to wear a mask—signals that the danger is past. He has made clear that the stock market means more to him than death rates, so no more attention to the daily death toll.

As he resumes his mass rallies, with MAGA fans packed together, he won’t wear a mask, and neither will they.

Those of us who live in hard-hit New York will watch with interest as Trump encourages his followers to ignore all precautions while he will be at least 50-100 feet from his adoring, unmasked fans.