Tiger Beat (emphasis is mine):
“White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Friday declared that a ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus was not descending upon the country, even as cases of Covid-19 are spiking in more than a dozen states. ‘There is no emergency. There is no second wave. I don’t know where that got started on Wall Street,’ Kudlow told ‘Fox & Friends.’
As Gawd is my waitress, Petunia & Pals is a vector for Teh Stupid, and rhetorical question, but has Kudlow ever been right about anything? Bueller? Anyone?
“Although Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, acknowledged he is ‘not the health expert,’ he said he had spoken with the administration’s top public health officials ‘at some length’ Thursday evening. ‘They are saying there is no second spike. Let me repeat that. There is no second spike,’ he said.
“‘What you do have is certain spots are seeing a little bit of a jump up. Some small metropolitan areas are seeing it. The CDC and the health people are all over it. They’ve sent some task forces out to deal with it,’ Kudlow added, partly attributing increases in Covid-19 cases to more widespread testing availability.”
Why is the economics guy talking about health? My best guess is that they are worried shitless that a second spike will sink the economy for good. And they damn well know that there is a second spike coming.
We’re totally eff’ed in the dark.