“A good deal of Pence’s speech was devoted to over-the-top attacks on Joe Biden, whom he described as ‘a Trojan horse for the radical left,’ a supporter of ‘open borders,’ and ‘a cheerleader for Communist China.’ But he also defended Trump’s response to the coronavirus, claiming he has overseen ‘the greatest national mobilization since World War Two.’ In Pence’s telling, ‘President Trump marshalled the full resources of our federal government from the outset. He directed us to forge a seamless partnership with governors across America in both political parties.’ Under his leadership, the Administration reinvented testing, co√∂rdinated the delivery of billions of pieces of personal protective equipment, and “enacted an economic rescue package that saved fifty million American jobs.'” Mike Pence lied a lot during his RNC keynote address. But as the The New Yorker’s John Cassidy reports, his biggest lies were about the virus. (Mike Pence ran the Coronavirus Task Force, the most deadly failure in American history. His speech should have been two words: “I’m Sorry.”)

+ And that failure continues apace with the new guidelines that suggest a need for less testing.