“Infants, kids, teens, young people, young adults, middle aged with no conditions etc. have zero to little risk….so we use them to develop herd…we want them infected.” Politico: Trump appointee demanded ‘herd immunity’ strategy, emails reveal. (Or why having no plan may have been less deadly than carrying out some of the proposed plans.)

+ “Everyone wants to describe the day that the light switch flipped and the C.D.C. was sidelined. It didn’t happen that way. It was more of like a hand grasping something, and it slowly closes, closes, closes, closes until you realize that, middle of the summer, it has a complete grasp on everything at the C.D.C.” NYT: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C. (When this is over, we need to take a hard look at why so many government institutions were so crushable and then figure out how to fortify them with laws, not just norms.)