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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Trump’s strategy: overturn result, cheat democracy

‘A classic demagogue, Mr Trump is signalling to his supporters that they, like him, should refuse to respect the election’s outcome and reject Mr Biden’s presidency.’ Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP
‘A clasic deṃgog, Mr. Trump z sigṇlñ t hiz s’portrz ɖt ɖe, lîc him, śd rfyz t rspct ɖ ilex́n’z ǎtcm n rjct Mr. Bîdn’z prezidnsi.’ Foṭgraf: Patric Semansky/AP

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Trump’s straṭji: oṿtrn rzult, ćīt dmocṛsi

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 3 January 2021)

Ɖ YS prezidnt z sīcñ t brñ dǎn a sistm ɖt dfitd him

3 Jańri 2021

Ɖs wīc, Doṇld Trump wl unḍmain dmocṛsi in ɖ YS bî s’portñ ɖ clem ɖt Deṃcrat Jo Bîdn dd nt ferli win last Nvmbr’z preẓdnśl ilex́n. A pīsfl handovr v pǎr in a dmocṛsi rqîrz luzñ canddets n ɖer folowrz t admit dfit. Bt Mr. Trump hz mańfacćrd a cntrovsi pyrli t mnten pǎr n t oṿtrn a l’jitiṃt ilex́n.

YS corts hv rpitidli ʈroun ǎt Mr. Trump’s evidns-fri cesz. Ɖs hz nt stopt ɖ prezidnt’s acumpḷsz in Congres. Ɖe, bact bî Mr. Trump’s vîs-prezidnt, on Wenzde plan t ćalinj Mr. Bîdn’z win t fors a dbet n vots in Congres. Sm scolrz pônt t a historicl presidnt az of̣rñ a slim, phps vaṇśñ, ćans ɖt ɖ nîtmer wl cntiny. Mr. Trump wl nt let an oṗtyṇti pas t rīliṭget an ilex́n h lost.

Fr ɖ gd v America, h mst fel. Ɖ oltrṇtiv z ultiṃtli ɖ c’laps v p’liticl normz n sivl strîf. A clasic deṃgog, Mr. Trump z sigṇlñ t hiz s’portrz ɖt ɖe, lîc him, śd rfyz t rspct ɖ ilex́n’z ǎtcm n rjct Mr. Bîdn’z prezidnsi. Ɖr z a wel-grǎndd fir ɖt protests cd irupt, sm v ɖm armd. Mr. Trump mt cōl ǎt ɖ naśnl gard or snd fedṛl ejnts t dīl wɖ demnstreśnz. Ɖs ceos, Mr. Trump no dǎt hops, wl pev ɖ we fr an ōṭcratic têcovr.

Mr. Trump z a sor luzr hu canot stand ɖt h wz bìtn in a fer ilex́n. H śd muv on bt siz no rīzn ẃ h śd yīld. Aftr ol, Mr. Trump hz nt bn puniśt fr hiz trnzgreśnz agnst tṛdiśn, dīsnsi n ɖ lw. Instd, h hz bn rwordd. H ʈncs h cn gt awe wɖ olmst enʈñ. Ɖ Rpublicn parti hz onli itslf t blem fr inkbetñ Trumpizm, a paṛsiticl îdioḷji ɖt ʈretnz t tec ovr ɖ host.

Mr. Trump hz ʈroun opn ɖ dor t ɖ arğmnt v pǎr rɖr ɖn ɖ pǎr v arğmnt in YS ilectṛl poḷtics. Wɖ ɖ hlp v sośl mīdia, ɖ prezidnt hz poḷrîzd ɖ ilectṛt, bildñ a “cǎntr Rpublic” onlîn, in ẃć angr n fir r motvetñ imośnz. In ɖs wrld, ɖ YS apaṛntli z biyñ ingulft bî soṣ́lizm n libṛl valyz. Mr. Trump selz hiz cîmiricl fît az a nesṣri wn, īvn f it ćīts dmocṛsi itslf. Ɖs hz alaud him t frem ɖ unduwñ v a preẓdnśl ilex́n az jst an xtnśn v uɖr antideṃcratic Rpublicn tactics – sć az jerimanḍrñ n votrs’preśn – t cnstren p’liticl oponnts.

Poḷtiśnz in ɖ YS nīd t gv p on ɖ fanṭsi v a Trump secnd trm. Qsć̣nñ ɖ integṛti v ɖ preẓdnśl ilex́n wɖt prūf v roñduwñ ʈretnz ɖ îdīa v libṛl dmocṛsi. It līvz ɖ YS dstractd bî canardz ẃn its riyl probḷmz r penf̣li obvịs. Nwn ǎtsd v Trump’s orbit ʈncs ɖt Wośñtn DC òt t ple host t rîvl inōğreśnz on 20 Jańri. Mr. Trump z nt imbresñ ceos t xpres dsnt. H z sīcñ t brñ dǎn ɖ sistm ɖt dfitd him.

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MOR ARTICLZ Fṛm Đ Gardịn

Instroduction to Ñspel

Powmz fṛm Uncl Arʈr: THE PRESIDENT SAYS…

Ɖ PREZIDNT SZ…

Ɖ Prezidnt sz
D’nt wuri focs
Ɖ vîṛs ʈñ’z
Jst a Deṃcrat hox

Ɖ Prezidnt sz
Nwn ń
Ɖ wornñ I wz gvn
Wd trn ǎt tru

Wɖ jst fiftīn ded
I dcler tde
W’r a big s’xes
In ɖ YSA

Ɖ Prezidnt sz
I’m ɖ xprt hu
Ń ol alñ
It’s onli flu

Ignor fec nyz
Mî rît-hand fan
Litl Mic Pns
Hz it ol in hand

A gret rzult
Jst ʈǎzndz ded
Tîmz ʈǎzndz mor
Ɖ Prezidnt sd

Ɖ Prezidnt sz
Ẃt śd smaś it
Z blīć-injx́n
Jst biyñ sarcastic

Ɖ Prezidnt sz
It’l g awe
Jst lîc a miṛcl
Wn de

Ɖ Prezidnt sz
Wev rstrix́nz gdbî
In ɖ land v ɖ fri
Ya’l fri t dî

Bt h w’nt se sori
Cz hiz onli wuri
Z ɖ infx́n infctñ
Hiz re-ilex́n



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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: How science finally caught up with Trump’s playbook – with millions of lives at stake

Main image: Donald Trump leaves a coronavirus taskforce briefing at the White House in Washington DC on 2 April. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mn imij: Doṇld Trump līvz a c’roṇvîṛs tascfors brīfñ at ɖ Ẃît Hǎs in Wośñtn DC on 2 Epril. Foṭgraf: Cevin Dīć/Blūmbrg via Geti Iṃjz
Hǎ sayns fîṇli còt p wɖ Trump’s ple-bc – wɖ miłnz v lîvz at stec

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 4 April 2020)

Ɖ prezidnt’s fełr t hīd ɖ wornñz abt c’roṇvîṛs n act qcli hz set in tren a doṃno-ifct ɖt nǎ impeṛlz larj sweɖz v ɖ YS

bî Ed Pilcñtn in Ny Yorc

Frîde, 4 Epril 2020

On 6 Marć, a grūp v eṗdīmioḷjists at Impirịl Colij Lundn gev ɖ Ẃît Hǎs c’roṇvîṛs tascfors a hedz-up abt ɖ teṛfayñ pṛjx́nz fr ɖ dziz ɖe wr abt t publiś rletñ t ɖ YS.

Ɖ Impirịl sayntists’ fîndñz wd hv indyst paṛlitic fir in ol bt ɖ most nonśḷnt Americn. Ɖe lîcnd Covid-19, ẃć bî ɖt pônt hd olrdi xtndd its tnṭclz intu at līst 28 stets in ɖ YS, t ɖ 1918 influenẓpandemic ɖt cild 50 miłn ppl arnd ɖ glob.

On ɖ besis v ɖer moḍlñ, ɖe calkletd ɖt f nʈñ wz dn t hōlt ɖ spred v ɖ dziz, wɖn wīcs it wd infct 81% v ɖ YS popyleśn. Ɖ vîṛs wd ravij ɖ neśn, iviṣret its hlʈsistm n – hir cem ɖ stñ – pt 2.2 miłn Americnz intu bodibagz.

W d’nt nǒ at ẃt pônt ɖt bon-ćilñ figr wz prizntd t Doṇld Trump. Ẃt w d nǒ z ɖt on ɖ sem de, 6 Marć, ɖ prezidnt v ɖ Ynîtd Stets wz tecñ a tur v ɖ Atlanta of̣sz v ɖ fedṛl dzizcntrol ejnsi, ɖ Sntrz fr Dzizcntrol n Privnśn (SDP).

H wz in ibŭłnt mūd. H hd jst hŕd on Fox Nyz ɖt ɖ lêtist tali v c’roṇvîṛs cesz in ɖ cuntri wz 240, wɖ 11 deʈs. Trump n hiz feṿrit TV ćanl wr az wn in ɖer intrpṛteśn v ɖoz figrz – ʈñz wr gwñ gret, ɖr wz riyli nʈñ t wuri abt.

Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Alex Azar, health and human services secretary; Robert Redfield, CDC director; and Steve Monroe, associate director for laboratory science and safety, in Atlanta, Georgia, on 6 March. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP
Doṇld Trump spīcs jrñ a mītñ wɖ Alix Êzar, hlʈ n hymn srṿsz secṛtri; Roḅt Redfīld, SDP d’rectr; n Stīv Mnro, asośịt d’rectr fr l’boṛtri sayns n sefti, in Atlanta, Jorja, on 6 Marć. Foṭgraf: Alix Brandn/AP

“It wl end,” h tld ɖ rportrz trelñ aftr him. “Ppl hv t rmen cām … Ol I se z: ‘B cām’.”

Ɖen a rzorsfl rportr asct him t set ǎt ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn’z lêtist fōrcast fr hǎ c’roṇvîṛs wd pṛgres in ɖ cuntri. H rplaid: “W d’nt hv a fōrcast, bcz w d’nt nǒ.”

Trump’s ćenjñ riax́nz t c’roṇvîṛs: fṛm cām t clozñ bordrz – vidio-rport

‘Wn de – it’s lîc a miṛcl – it wl dis’pir’

Trump’s ansr wz wn v ɖ fy candid momnts ovr ɖ past ʈri munʈs v hiz hanḍlñ v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis. It wz tru ɖt ɖe dd’nt nǒ. Ɖt in a riyl sns ɖe wr wōcñ blînd.

Olrdi bî 6 Marć ɖ absns v ifctiv dạgnostic tstñ – cōzd in part bî ɖ SDP’s boćt rolǎt v its ǒn Covid-19 tst – wz svirli hamṗrñ ef̣ts t trac ɖ spred v ɖ dziz in ɖ hop v cntenñ it bfr it oṿẃlmd ɖ cuntri. “Enbdi ɖt nīdz a tst gts a tst,” Trump tld ɖ gagl v rportrz in Atlanta. “Ɖe hv ɖ tsts. N ɖ tsts r bytifl.”

Ɖ tsts wr nt bytifl, ɖe wr criticli flwd. Enbdi hu nīdd ɖm wz nt gtñ ɖm.

A woman leaves Life Care Center of Kirkland in Washington state on 29 February. Dozens of staff and residents at the facility had already started exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images
A wmn līvz Lîfcer Sntr v Crcḷnd in Wośñtn stet on 29 Febrri. Duznz v staf n rezidnts at ɖ fsiḷti hd olrdi startd xibtñ c’roṇvîṛs-lîc simtmz. Foṭgraf: Devid Raidr/Geti Iṃjz

Wɖ vrć̣li no tstñ aveḷbl t inform public convseśn, Trump wz fri t unlīś hiz “naćṛl abiḷti” on ɖ probḷm, ẃć h dd wɖ abandn ʈrt ɖ rli wīcs v ɖ crîsis.

Trump tc t dscrîbñ himslf az a “wortîm prezidnt”, wɖ Covid-19 az ɖ eṇmi. Bt hiz dogid psyt v hiz ǒn instñts, hiz prefṛns fr letñ hiz “hunćz” līd ɖ neśn intu batl rɖr ɖn dployñ ɖ wepnri v evidns n sayns, hz bn ɖ hōlmarc v hiz rspons t ɖ cntejn so far. Fṛm ɖ frst cnfrmd YS ces in Wośñtn stet on 20 Jańri t Trump’s sáitñ v Impirịl’z 2.2 miłn pṛjctd deʈs, ẃć h dd fr ɖ frst tîm jst ɖs wīc, h hz cept p a rlentlisli upbìt fsād, dǎnpleyñ ɖ sveṛti v ɖ ʈret larjli fr ɖ beṇfit v ɖ Ny Yorc stoc-xćenj.

“W hv it toṭli undr cntrol,” h sd tū dez aftr ɖt frst cnfrmd ces n a de bfr Ćîna cut of Wūhan, a siti v 11 miłn.

“W onli hv fîv ppl, w priti mć śut it dǎn cmñ fṛm Ćîna,” h sd on 30 Jańri, ɖ de ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn dclerd a globl imrjnsi.

“It’s gwñ t dis’pir. Wn de – it’s lîc a miṛcl – it wl dis’pir,” h sd on 27 Febrri, ɖ de America mōrnd its frst c’roṇvîṛs deʈ.

Trump’s ‘hunćz’ vrss sayns

On Tyzde h fîṇli swićt ton. Ɖ cuntri wz in fr a “vri, vri penfl tū wīcs”, h sd, n evri Americn hd t b priperd “fr ɖ hard dez ɖt lî ahd”.

Bî ɖen ɖ bitr truʈ cd no longr b avôdd. Wɖ strinjnt sośl distnsñ, ɖ Impirịl’z 2.2m bodibagz cd b rdyst, bt bî ɖ rec̣nñ īvn v Trump’s ǒn advîzrz btwn 100,000 n 240,000 Americnz r stl lîcli t dî. Trump nǎ hz on hiz woć a public-hlʈ dzastr v devstetñ pṛporśnz. Sm 245,573 cesz hv bn cnfrmd acrs ɖ stets, twîs ɖ numbr in Iṭli, ɖ secnd-hîist neśn in ɖ Jonz Hopcinz līgtebl.

Mor ɖn 6,000 ppl hv daid n ɖ crv z stl rîzñ xṗnnṣ́li. Covid-19 z oṿẃlmñ hospitlz in Ny Yorc, Ny Orliynz, Dtrôt n z hrtlñ twdz ɖ Trump-s’portñ hartḷndz. Ɖ fedṛl stocpîl v isnśl medicl iqipmnt z nirli emti. Vnṭletrz n pṛtctiv gir fr frunt-lîn medicl staf r runñ feṭli lo. Doctrz r impṛvîzñ mascs t sev ɖer ǒn livz ǎt v plastic bagz n rubr bandz. Īvn dạgnostic tstñ, ɖ most criticl hop fr gtñ on top v ɖ dziz, rmenz hard t gt bcz v śorṭjz in swobz n vaylz, līvñ imrjnsicoorḍnetrz stl – ʈri munʈs intu ɖ crîsis – in ɖ darc.

It z a ctastṛfi ɖt mni sayntists n public-hlʈ imrjnsi xprts b’liv cd sbstanṣ́li hv bn avrtd, f onli Trump hd lisnd.

“Ɖs wl b rgardd az ɖ wrst public-hlʈ dzastr in America in a snćri,” sd Eric Topol, pṛfesr v mleklr meḍsin at Scrips Rsrć in San Diego. “Ɖ rūtcōz v ɖ dzastr wz ɖ lac v redinis t unḍstand ẃr, hǎ n ẃn ɖ dziz wz spredñ.”

Jeṛmi Cnondîc, a sīńr poḷsifelo at ɖ Sntr fr Globl Dveḷpmnt hu léd ɖ YS guvnmnt’s rspons t inṭnaśnl dzastrz btwn 2013 n 2017, sd ɖt starc contrasts in ǎtcmz btwn difṛnt cuntriz in trmz v ilnis n deʈ hv bn dtrmind nt bî Covid-19 itslf, bt bî hǎ sirịsli ć guvnmnt tc ɖ risc n hǎ rli ɖe actd.

“On ɖt scor w feld badli,” h sd. “Y cn hv ɖ bst sistm in ɖ wrld, bt f y gv ɖ vîṛs an et-wīc hedstart it wl īt y alîv.”

Fr Neymi Oresciz, a hisṭri v sayns pṛfesr at Harṿd, ɖ unfoldñ c’laṃti z ɖ flfilmnt v hr wrst firz.

“Ẃn w frst hŕd abt c’roṇvîṛs, I n sevṛl v mî colīgz wurid ɖt Trump wd nt atnd t sạntific advîs. Ɖs z a man hu hz xibtd a reclis disrigard fr sạntific evidns ovr clîṃtćenj; f h cd d ɖt, ɖr wz olwz ɖ qsćn v ẃɖr h wd tec sirịsli eni sayns.”

Oresciz siz Covid-19 az Trump’s ultiṃt ćalinj. Wd h pt ɖ livz v hundṛdz v ʈǎzndz v Americnz frst, or wd h dig intu ɖ traid-n-tstd Rpublicn ple-bc v śowñ hostiḷti t sayns n xṗtīz, reinñ in guvnmnt-inṭvnśn n prîoṛtîzñ ɖ munimarcits?

“Ɖs wz a tst v ẃɖr Trump’s guvnmnt wd act. Ẃt w’v sìn z ɖt fr ɖ ppl in pǎr in ɖs cuntri, îdioḷji bìts īvn an iminnt ʈret.”

A view of the White House on 11 March when Donald Trump made a primetime address about the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
A vy v ɖ Ẃît Hǎs on 11 Marć ẃn Doṇld Trump md a prîmtîm adres abt ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis. Foṭgraf: Brendn Smyalovsci/AFP via Geti Iṃjz

‘Az ɖ prezidnt fidlz, ppl r dayñ’

Nansi P’losi, ɖ top Deṃcrat in Congres, tc ɖ xtrordnri step on Súnde v akzñ Trump d’recli v “costñ Americn livz”. Hiz leṣnñ v ɖ sveṛti v ɖ vîṛs rli on “wz dedli”, ś tld CNN, az wl b ɖ dlez in dliṿrñ medicl iqipmnt t ẃr it z nīdd.

“Az ɖ prezidnt fidlz, ppl r dayñ,” ś sd. Ɖt wz a tuf akześn, īvn bî ɖ standdz v ɖz hîpr-parṭzan tîmz. Bt a growñ numbr v sayntists n hlʈ-imrjnsi xprts r tnttivli drw̃ ɖ sem cncluźn.

“W nǎ nǒ ɖr wl b wel ovr 100,000 deʈs,” Topol sd. “A vast mjoṛti v ɖoz wl hv bn uņessṛli lost bcz v ɖ lac v priperidnis v ɖ Ynîtd Stets. Az a līdr, Trump hz t axpt rsponsbiḷti, ẃć v cors h w’nt.”

Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people from the Wyckoff Heights medical center in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Hlʈcer wrcrz ẃīl ɖ bodiz v dsist ppl fṛm ɖ Wîcof Hîts medicl sntr in Brŭclin, Ny Yorc. Foṭgraf: Brendn McDrmid/Rôtrz

It z nt az ɖo Trump wz’nt wornd. In ɖ wec v ɖ Ibola eṗdemic in 2014, ɖ Obama admiṇstreśn wz so firfl v ɖ denjrz v anɖr eṗdemic ɖt ɖe pt in ples sevṛl iṇveśnz dzînd t priper ɖ neśn fr a pandemic.

Cnondîc, hu wz sntṛl t ɖ Ibola rspons, hz woćt agast az evri elimnt v ɖt ef̣t hz bn unpict or oṿlct bî ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn. “W set p a speśl tīm fr pandemic priperidnis at ɖ naśnl s’kṛticaunsl – ɖe dsmantld ɖt. W left ɖm a vri dīteld ple-bc v ɖ iniśl steps fr maṇjñ an ivnt lîc ɖs – ɖe ignord ɖt.”

‘Sayntists ń ɖ risc – rjnt ax́n wz nīdd’

Ẃn c’roṇvîṛs rird its ugli hed, ɖr wz plenti v rli wornñ. Alix Êzar, ɖ hlʈ n hymn srṿsz secṛtri, bcem awer v ɖ ǎtbrec v a vîṛs in Ćîna az rli az 3 Jańri. Bî 5 Jańri sayntists in Śañhî hd obtend a cmplit vîṛl jīnom fṛm an infctd peśnt n rportd it imīɉtli t JenBanc, ɖ jnetic-sīqnsñ deṭbes v ɖ YS Naśnl Insttyts v Hlʈ (NIH). Bî rli Febrri, sayntists wr awer ɖt Covid-19 wz bʈ īẓli trnzmitd btwn indivijlz n hd a reḷtivli hî ftaḷti ret, ispeṣ́li fr oldr n vulnṛbl ppl. Ẃt w’v sìn z ɖt, fr ɖ ppl in pǎr in ɖs cuntri, îdioḷji bìts īvn an iminnt ʈret. “Ɖt wz inuf fr sayntists t nǒ ɖ vîṛs hd ɖ ptnśl t spred far n wîd n ɖt rjnt ax́n wz nīdd,” Cnondîc sd. At ɖ sem tîm, YS intelijns-ejnsiz wr pasñ on ɖer ǒn wornñz t ɖ Ẃît Hǎs. Acordñ t ɖ Wośñtn Post, Êzar traid sevṛl tîmz t sǎnd ɖ alarm bt cd’nt gt an ōdịns wɖ Trump untl 18 Jańri, at ẃć pônt ol ɖ prezidnt wontd t tōc abt wz vepñ.

Ɖ Post qotd an anoniṃs YS ofiśl hu sd ɖ sistm wz “blincñ red”. Ɖ ofiśl sd: “Doṇld Trump me nt hv bn xpctñ ɖs, bt a lot v uɖr ppl in ɖ guvnmnt wr – ɖe jst cd’nt gt him t d enʈñ abt it.” Wɖ ɖ fl mît v ɖ YS sạntific cḿṇti at hiz dspozl, Trump apôntd indivijlz nt noun fr ɖer prǎis wɖ pandemics in ćarj v ɖ fedṛl rspons. Ɖ c’roṇvîṛs tascfors wz t b léd bî ɖ vîsprezidnt, Mîc Pns, hu hz bn wîdli criṭsîzd fr hiz hanḍlñ v a 2015 HIV ǎtbrec ẃn guvnr v Indiana.

Trump z olso incrisñli rlayñ on hiz sun-in-lw Jared Cŭśnr, hu md hiz frst apiṛns at ɖ tascfors brīfñ on Ʈrzde. Politico hz rportd ɖt Cŭśnr, huz scilset z in riyl istet, hz in trn rīćt ǎt t hiz bruɖr’z faɖr-in-lw, hu z at līst a fziśn, fr advîs on fîtñ ɖ pandemic.

Jared Kushner listens as Donald Trump meets with bank CEOs about the Covid-19 response in the Cabinet Room at the White House on 11 March. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Jared Cŭśnr lisnz az Doṇld Trump mīts wɖ banc ĆXOz abt ɖ Covid-19 rspons in ɖ Cabiṇtrūm at ɖ Ẃît Hǎs on 11 Marć. Foṭgraf: Jebin Botsf̣d/Ɖ Wośñtn Post via Geti Iṃjz

‘Trump wz ǎt v step wɖ ol ɖ xprts’

Trump’s fełr t hīd ɖ wornñz n act qcli hz set in tren a doṃno-ifct ɖt nǎ impeṛlz larj swedʈz v ɖ YS. Ẃt bgan az an in’biḷti t gt dạgnostic tstñ gwñ on a mas scel hz dveḷpt intu a slugiś moḅlîześn v ɖ fedṛl guvnmnt, a stuṭrñ dplômnt v ɖ Dfnspṛdux́n Act t inlist ɖ fîrpǎr v corṗreśnz, n a stand-bac, olmst dtaćt aproć ɖt hz alaud stet guvnrz t tec ɖ līd in ẃt Cnondîc cōld ɖ brʈ v “50-stet aṇci”.

Wn v ɖ fy proactiv meźrz tecn bî Trump wz t impoz a parśl travlban on Ćîna n Yṛp. Sayntists tld him ɖ muv wd onli dle ɖ advans v Covid-19 in ɖ YS, it cd nvr stop it. Agn, h dd’nt lisn. “Trump ʈt in trmz v a wōl. Pt a wōl arnd Ćîna n ɖ vîṛs w’nt cm t ɖ YS. H wz ǎt v step wɖ ol ɖ xprts arnd him,” Topol sd.

EMS personnel outside St Barnabas hospital in the Bronx, New York, on 28 March. Photograph: Misha Friedman/Getty Images
IMS prṣnél ǎtsd St Barnabas hospitl in ɖ Bronx, Ny Yorc, on 28 Marć. Foṭgraf: Mīśa Frīdmn/Geti Iṃjz

Az a rzult, ɖ YS lost ɖ rli ptnśl t cnten ɖ vîṛs, îɖr bî locñ dǎn hotspots az Ćîna dd wɖ Hūbei provins or ʈru agresiv tstñ t îṣlet ɖoz infctd, az Sǎʈ C’rīa hz dn.

Toṃs Pueio, a Stanf̣d-trênd cnsultnt best in Caḷforńa, hz leid ǎt in soḅrñ dītel hǎ qcli ɖ dzastr z leyñ west t ɖ YS. Hiz frst xpḷreśn v ɖ subjict, a deta-drivn pli t tec ɖ dziz sirịsli postd on Mīdịm in rli Marć, rsivd 40m vyz. On Wenzde h publiśt hiz updetd rsrć. It śoz America’z crv v cnfrmd cesz rîzñ mor stīpli ɖn ɖt v eni uɖr cuntri in ɖ wrld.

Ʈri wīcs ago, Pueio rmîndz s, ɖ YS hd fywr ɖn 1,000 cnfrmd cesz at a tîm ẃn Trump wz telñ ɖ wrld: “No, I’m nt cnsrnd at ol. No, I’m nt. No, w’v dn a gret job.”

Nǎ it standz at olmst a qortr v a miłn. “Ɖs z ẃt xṗnenśl groʈ lcs lîc,” h sd.

Donald Trump arrives behind Dr Anthony Fauci for a coronavirus taskforce briefing at the White House on 31 March. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters
Doṇld Trump arîvz bhnd Dr. Ánṭni Fǎći fr a c’roṇvîṛs tascfors brīfñ at ɖ Ẃît Hǎs on 31 Marć. Foṭgraf: Tom Brenr/Rôtrz

Hvñ hit ɖ Deṃcratic-cntrold hî-denṣti ŕbn sntrz frst – San Fṛnsisco n Siatl, ɖen Ny Yorc n Ny Jrzi, nǎ Dtrôt – ɖ vîṛs z marćñ inexṛbli in ɖ d’rex́n v ɖ mor rṛl suɖn n hartḷnd stets ɖt hapn t form ɖ crūṣbl v Trump’s bes.

Mni v ɖoz stets foloud ɖ līd set bî Trump n Fox Nyz, rmenñ rlaxt abt ɖ ʈret n muvñ astoṇśñli slǒli t pt fizicl-distnsñ cntrolz in ples. Floṛda, undr its Rpublicn guvnr, Ron DiSantis, hz ecoud Trump’s aproć n onli impozd a stetwîd ste-at-hom ordr on Frîde dspt hvñ ɖ sixʈ-larjist tali v cnfrmd cesz in ɖ cuntri. Jorja n Missipi foloud sūt. Sm Rpublicn stets includñ Ocḷhoma n Sǎʈ Caṛlîna stl hv no stetwîd mandetri ste-at-hom ordrz.

Pueio pônts ǎt ɖt Rpublicn votrz r adiśṇli vulnṛbl az ɖe hv a hayr ejprofîl ɖn Deṃcratic votrz. C’roṇvîṛs mcs no dstñśnz az t parti, bt it dz prei on ɖ eldrli.

So it z wn v ɖ gret paṛdoxz v Trump’s pandemic ɖt h me hv pt mni v hiz ǒn loyl s’portrz in mortl peṛl. Az Cnondîc pt it: “Trump hz indenjrd hiz ǒn s’portrz bî sndñ ǎt a mesij in contṛdix́n t ɖ sayns, n ɖe b’livd him.”

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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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