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Americans should be talking about how we flattened the virus, what a relief it is to be able to interact in a seminormal way with our friends and family, and how great it will be to get the kids back in school in the Fall. That’s what’s happening in countries around the world. Thomas Chatterton Williams in The Atlantic has seen life largely return to normal in France, and wonders, Do Americans Understand How Badly They’re Doing? “Texas, Florida, and Arizona are the newest hubs of contagion, having apparently learned nothing from the other countries and states that previously experienced surges in cases. I stared at my phone in disbelief when the musician Rosanne Cash wrote on Twitter that her daughter had been called a “liberal pussy!” in Nashville for wearing a mask to buy groceries.” (You want Freedom Fries with that?)

+ To get an idea of how differently politicians are being held accountable in other countries, consider this headline: New Zealand Health Official Resigns Over Two Covid-19 Cases Imported From Britain.

+ In fairness, after more than 128,000 deaths, President Trump has finally warmed to the idea of wearing a mask, saying his made him look like the Lone Ranger. (Too bad Tonto already moved to Canada.) It’s worth noting that the Lone Ranger wore a mask over his eyes.

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