Blame China

(Tune of South Park, see link below…)

Times have changed
Pandemic getting worse
Kill off our grandparents
To lift this economic curse
Should we blame Trump’s government?
For gutting the NSC?
Or should we blame the lies of Fox TV?

No, blame China, blame China…

… This is no defense of China overall. But they gave us sufficient notice to act in January and February. Timeline link: China warned WHO of outbreak on Dec. 31, 2019.
Jan 7: China identified novel virus
Jan 11: China records first death
Jan 23: China placed Wuhan under quarantine


Author: Jed Shugerman

Legal historian at Fordham Law School, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and Constitutional History. JD/PhD in History, Yale. Red Sox and Celtics fan, youth soccer coach. Author of "The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America" (2012) on the rise of judicial elections in America. I filed an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against Trump along with a great team of historians. I'm working on "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," a history of prosecutors and political ambition (a cause of mass incarceration), and "The Imaginary Unitary Executive," on the myths and history of presidential power in America.

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