You can fool some of the people some of the time. But you can’t fool people who have had to say goodbye to their dying loved ones via an iPad any of the time. There are two waves hitting America right now. They are inexorably linked. One is the voting surge. The latest example is in Texas, where early voting has already exceeded the total of all 2016 ballots cast. And when it comes to big turnout numbers, the Lone Star state is hardly alone, and that’s a good thing. But there’s another less welcome wave hitting America. The US is adding a new Covid-19 case every second, and Thursday was the country’s worst day ever, with 88,521 new cases. And the two waves are smashing into each other. WaPo: Coronavirus cases are on the rise in every swing state.

+ These two waves are not only linked because this election is tied to the administration’s handling of the pandemic. They are also linked because President Trump has turned his campaign into a slow-motion, multistate superspreader event. Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the spikes in news cases linked to Trump rallies. “The counties in which these rallies were being held were going up sometimes way out of proportion compared to the surrounding counties. Again, with similar demographics, similar viral dynamics.”

+ (A glaze-eyed) Donald Trump Jr. said Covid-19 deaths are at ‘almost nothing‘ and called Gupta a moron on a day the virus killed more than 1,000 Americans.