Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The Guardian view on Trump and coronavirus: endangering American lives

 ‘An utter failure of leadership – the lack of will, intelligence, basic competence or even consistency on the part of the Trump administration – has turbocharged the problem.’ Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock
‘An utr fełr v līdrśp – ɖ lac v wil, intelijns, besic compitns or īvn cnsistnsi on ɖ part v ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn – hz trboćarjd ɖ probḷm.’ Foṭgraf: Rex/Śuṭstoc
Ɖ Gardịn vy on Trump n c’roṇvîṛs: indenɉrñ Americn lîvz

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 3 April 2020)

Ɖ abject fełr v ɖ admiṇstreśn hz magṇfaid ɖs crîsis. Ɖ prezidnt z olrdi trayñ t pas ɖ buc

Frîde, 3 Epril 2020

Īvn in ɖz xtrordnri tîmz, ɖ sît v ɖ prezidnt v ɖ Ynîtd Stets prizntñ a slîd ẃć anǎnst az a “gol” ɖ deʈ v p t 240,000 v its sitiznz wz olmst bynd b’lif. T hit ɖ lǒist end v ɖ targit, a staġrñ 100,000 Americn deʈs, wd śo ɖt hiz admiṇstreśn hd dn “a vri gd job”, Doṇld Trump clemd ɖs wīc. Ɖ hîist end wd b mor ɖn dubl ɖ YS caźltiz in ɖ frst wrldwor. Ɖs cd onli b cnsidrd a poẓtiv ǎtcm bcz ɖ oltrṇtiv z so śocñ: wɖt mitgeśnmeźrz, f ppl fel t ste at hom az advîzd, ɖ YS cd b hedñ fr btwn 1.5 miłn n 2.2 miłn deʈs.

Ɖ YS z nǎ ɖ ny sntr v ɖ pandemic, wɖ mor ɖn a fifʈ v ɖ miłn cesz rportd wrldwîd, n mor ɖn 5,000 deʈs. Ɖ vast mjoṛti v Americnz – mor ɖn 300 miłn – r nǎ undr sm form v locdǎn, ɖo ɖ strinjnsi v rstrix́nz vẹriz gretli n a fy stets r stl holdñ ǎt. Ɖoz meźrz hv cm tù lêt t stop hospitlz fṛm biyñ oṿẃlmd.

Ɖ rićist cuntri in ɖ wrld z strucćṛli il-iqipt t cǒp wɖ sć a crîsis. Ɖ lac v yṇvrsl hlʈcer or besic implômntrîts sć az statytri sicpe, n ɖ lo incmz on ẃć so mni Americnz svîv, r cndysiv t ɖ spred v dziz n t it hvñ ɖ most sirịs consiqnsz.

Bt an utr fełr v līdrśp – ɖ lac v wil, intelijns, besic compitns or īvn cnsistnsi on ɖ part v ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn – hz trboćarjd ɖ probḷm. N wɖt ɖ wrc v stetguvnrz n insttyśnz, hu hv priemtd ɖ admiṇstreśn n gn far bynd it in tecñ ax́n, matrz wd b īvn wrs. Mr. Trump hz at bst left ɖm t fnd fr ɖmslvz n at wrst activli hindrd ɖ fît agnst c’roṇvîṛs.

Hiz culpbiḷti acć̣li prīdets ɖ vîṛs’z imrjns in Ćîna. Ɖ admiṇstreśn got rid v most v ɖ staf hu wrct on îdnṭfayñ globl hlʈprobḷmz in Ćîna, ẃl rpitidli atmtñ t slaś fundñ fr ɖ Sntrz fr Dziz Cntrol n Privnśn. A comprihnsiv dokmnt on baṭlñ pandemics, drwn p undr ɖ Obama admiṇstreśn, wz “ʈroun on t a ślf” bî its s’xesr. Onli last Octobr, an intrnl fedṛl guvnmnt rport wornd ɖt ɖ YS wz wǒf̣li unḍpriperd n unḍfundd t tacl a vîṛs wɖt a kr.

Īvn aftr ɖ vîṛs wz cnfrmd t hv rīćt ɖ YS, Mr. Trump dǎnpleid ɖ crîsis at evri oṗtyṇti, firñ ɖ impact on ɖ icoṇmi. Az lêt az 25 Febrri h cōld it “vri wel undr cntrol”. H hz tǎtd unpruvn reṃdiz. Last wīc, h sd h wontd t rīopn larj sx́nz v ɖ cuntri bî Īstr n t si “páct ćrćz ol ovr ǎr cuntri” – ɖo h hz, ʈancf̣li, sins xtndd ɖ fedṛl “ste at hom” gîdns untl ɖ end v ɖs munʈ. Ɖ fedṛl guvnmnt śd hv moḅlîzd loñ ago t aqîr an aproprịt s’plî v tstñcits, pṛtctiv iqipmnt n vnṭletrz. It dd nt. Ɖs wīc, h wz forst t acnolij ɖt ɖ guvnmnt’s imrjnsi stocpîl v pṛtctiv iqipmnt z olmst xōstd.

Ɖ icoṇmi z rīlñ. An astoṇśñ 6.6 miłn Americnz sînd on fr unimplômntwelfér last wīc. Ɖ imrjnsi $2tn rlif pacij, ẃl nesṣri n welcm, ofrz mor t corpṛt America ɖn ɖoz on ɖ bredlîn.

Sm wundr f ɖs cd fîṇli brec hiz spel. So far, ppl r raliyñ arnd ɖ flag: a naśnl crîsis tndz t promt ppl t s’port ɖ līdrśp. Dspt hiz deṛlix́n v dyti, Mr. Trump’s apruvl retñz hv acć̣li incrist, az ɖe hv fr līdrz in olmst evri deṃcratic neśn. H me olso beṇfit fṛm ɖ roc-botm xpcteśnz ppl hv v him. N h z olrdi trayñ t rīrait ɖ facts n pin ɖ blem on uɖrz, atacñ guvnrz bʈ fr felñ t priper n fr hōrdñ iqipmnt.

Ɖz ef̣ts me yt s’xid. Bt ɖ truʈ z ɖt, az h hz fîṇli acnolijd, ɖ cmñ wīcs wl b “vri, vri penfl” – n ɖt hiz inax́n hz md ɖm mć mor so.

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