I agree seeing the word genocide is really frightening to acknowledge - but for those who endanger the population and do the least amount they can to insure their survival are culpable of participating in the grave horrors like a genocide.
Unfortunately, the nature of a pandemic is that it is rampant, and virulent and gone unchecked, it will wreak havoc on all of our population. Ignoring that danger is no longer just incompetence, it is actively participating in the death of many.
We have a leader who is beyond negligent, passes the buck to the States, and takes no aggressive measures to insure that people will be saved via testing, protective wear, or at all protected (meat workers, convalescent homes and prisons) from this ‘unseen enemy’ as he likes to call it.
The deviousness of this leader to claim all the reasons he could not stop it were because of other’s faults - Obama, China, bare cupboard etc when in fact he could have taken aggressive measures to curb it.
The upshot of opening early and discarding the CDC’s well thought-out considerations do create more conditions for an open trench warfare on those who may be in populations that do not vote Republican (disenfranchised, people of color)…(I hate to say it…but we see it’s true)
It is a scourge, a horror and quite potentially a genocide by any other name. The huge numbers of people whose death could have been prevented and the sadness of their loss is such a sad chapter in our history.
Blessings to those who have lost family members, and those who have suffered.