White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said during the Republican National Convention, “Health and economic impacts were tragic. Hardship and heartbreak were everywhere. But presidential leadership came swiftly and effectively with an extraordinary rescue for health and safety to successfully fight the Covid virus.”
Nearly 1,000 American are still dying daily from COVID-19, as of August 24, 2020. An average of over 42,000 Americans are still being diagnosed every day with COVID-19, as of August 26, 2020. On the day of Larry Kudlow’s RNC address, over 1,200 Americans died from, and over 38,000 were diagnosed with, COVID-19. New hotspots are arising in places across America. As of August 24th, at least 29 states have positivity rates above 5 percent, the level recommended by the World Health Organization to be below for 14 days before reopening.