Ask A Genius 539 – Addendum on “Points on Covid”
April 29, 2020
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Rick Rosner: More than ever this fucking virus has underlined that the US states are each kind of a different place. That we live in a loosened place, that our national agglomeration of states is looser than maybe I imagined before. Its increasing polarization between conservatives and liberals has also loosened ties among the states.
There’s a lot of antagonism between red states and blue states, but also just the approach to the pandemic, varies by state wildly. You’ve got the dump states, like Florida and Georgia with their corrupt and stupid governors who just decided to just open them up and then probably lie about not just probably they’ve been caught like suppressing some other coronavirus numbers.
Then you have California where we shut down early. The mayor of L.A. the governor of the state, or on TV every day, told people just to stand pat. That we’ll get through it, that it is not time to open up again though, some beaches have been opened up a little bit. But every state is a different motherfucking place here.
I hope when all this is over, I hope that the silver lining of this is that this getting Trump out of there and maybe healing some national wounds, becoming more of a nation rather than a bunch of states that are pissed at each other.
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American Television Writer
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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