Coronavirus hysteria will soon come to an end by Conrad Black
Soon, the U.S. election will be over, and whatever the result, the rationale for the Democratic anti-Trump press (faithfully parroted by the Canadian media) to incite public hysteria will be over.
The incumbent administration was practically certain of re-election
prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. The Democratic opposition saw a
path to victory by agitating for a gigantic economic shutdown, which would lead
to an economic recession that could then be portrayed as a needless depression
generated by incompetent public-health management on the part of the Trump
administration, even though the administration was following its opponents'
advice in shutting down, and is bringing the nation back to work more quickly
than had been thought possible. The U.S. economic growth rate was 32 per cent
in the third quarter and the United States has vastly outperformed all other
advanced countries in the world since coming out of lockdown.