Team America

Remember the recurring gag in Team America, in which one character says something would be “9/11 times X” and another replies, in a tone of awed horror, “That would be [nine hundred eleven times X]”?

Sadly, the past several months have provided a real-life version of this. With more than 171,000 deaths due to the coronavirus as of latest count (by the New York Times), we’re at 9/11 [approximately 3,000 deaths] times 57.

As Scott Galloway pointed out a couple of weeks ago, the United States has been averaging a little over 800 deaths per day due to Covid — or approximately the Civil War (~500 deaths/day) plus World War II (~300).

That’s unprecedented. And it should be more than reason enough for an “unpresidenting.”