How stupid and self-serving is the Trump administration? This stupid and self-serving

I suppose, like me, a lot of you are paying agitated attention to the damage Trump’s rule is inflicting on our government agencies. Because the damage to the agencies is a damage to us people.

Every day it’s something. And the pandemic has opened up new opportunities for policies that could kill us in support of Trump’s re-election.

Today’s “something” is this (from the Times):

Coronavirus Attacks the Lungs. A Federal Agency Just Halted Funding for New Lung Treatments.

The shift, quietly disclosed on a government website, highlights how the Trump administration is favoring development of vaccines over treatments for the sickest patients.

When the coronavirus kills, it attacks the lungs, filling them with fluid and robbing the body of oxygen. In chest X-rays, clear lungs turn white, a sign of how dangerously sick patients are.

But earlier this month, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, a federal health agency, abruptly notified companies and researchers that it was halting funding for treatments for this severe form of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.

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