Look Away, Look Away, Look Away, Dixieland

Margaret Renki, In the American South, a Perfect Storm Is Gathering: In states with many uninsured citizens, few hospitals and leaders who have not required citizens to stay home, a disaster is looming.

Politico, Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering: With equipment shortages coast to coast, local officials are left begging residents to stay indoors.

Also in Politico: how Trump made the situation much worse by refusing to accept advice to open Obamacare enrollment.

Over at The New Republic, Nick Martin strongly advises against Sneering While the South Is Dying: From Georgia to Florida, the malice and incompetence of Republican leadership will get people killed. Save your stereotypes. But it’s not a matter of sneering, Nick, it’s a matter of pointing out that people are reaping what they sowed. I don’t sneer, but I do grieve–with eyes wide open, to understand what led to this crisis in the South.