US dystopia enters 2021 amid political patience, 160 die every hour from Covid-19

WASHINGTON: About 160 Americans die every hour from Covid-19 and related causes as the year of deep mistrust and suffering ended on Thursday, with the United States accumulating new records for infections, hospitalizations and deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. Vaccination rates are behind the expected curve, many people spend as if it were not tomorrow and, indeed, for some, it does not exist.
Deaths are expected to tick over 4,000 a day in January, given the holiday season in late December, and while many young people are just waiting to jump in 2021, some of the elderly die alone in hospitals and nursing homes. Their stories do not make headlines beyond bald statistics – unless they are rich and famous. Official data on deaths in 2020 are unlikely to be released until early 2022, but it is estimated that more Americans will die in 2020 than in any other year in history, with the coronavirus hitting it with more than 3 million for first time.
Dystopia of America is aggravated by a period of rancidity in Washington DC. After 20 days for a newly elected president and vice president to be sworn in on January 20, 2021, the element of mistrust is so great in the political arena that the incoming leadership changes its security details with suspicion worthy of a fratricidal monarchy, and the dispensation the country’s highest court to be part of a cult of death. A happy new year will not be for the United States – or divided – of the American States. At least not in the first or three weeks.
The defeated and divisive president of the country, Donald Trump, interrupted his vacation in Florida – during which he played golf every day – and returned to the capital after writing on Twitter in capital letters “JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC !, a reference to the last effort of him and his surrogates is expected to make to undermine the result of the elections they have questioned through a relentless campaign of lies, lies and lies. there has been widespread election fraud, but the president seems determined to burn the established traditions and precedents before he leaves the White House.
Typical of the conspiratorial insane people the president surrounded, a prominent pro-Trump lawyer on Thursday threw a bunch of Twitter at the country’s chief judge, John Roberts, a conservative who voted against the causes dear to Trump’s MAGA believers. . “You are recorded talking about the successor of justice Scalia before the date of his sudden death. How did you know Scalia was going to die? “Lawyer Lin Wood asked Roberts in a tweet, adding,” Are you a member of a club or cabal that requires minor children as a start-up fee? ”
The mistrust and doubts that have infected US politics were again illustrated on Thursday by reports that incoming President Joe Biden is changing his Secret Service details to filter out elements his team believes are Trump’s loyalists. A senior Secret Service staffer who is expected to be non-partisan joined the White House as political advisers, and there have been cases of other uniformed staff members confronting Trump.
Trump has repeatedly praised and spoken to law enforcement personnel and men and women in uniform during his presidency, and is clear among liberals and progressives that this has encouraged racists and white supremacists among uniformed personnel.
Resentment and bitterness in the political arena are expected to culminate on January 6, when a joint session of Congress will meet to formally approve the electoral votes and declare the election of the new president and vice president. But what was widely believed to be a formality is now expected to turn into a spectacle, with a handful of Trump loyalists forcing a confrontation and even a formal vote – even if it means breaking the Great Old Party. , whose congressional leadership recognized Joe Biden as the winner.
In the nomenclature known to the divisions of Indian political parties, lawmakers like Josh Hawley (R-Trump), who intends to challenge the January 6 trial, are called Republicans Trump.