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How Trump’s ‘World of Bullshit’ Unleashed Today’s Delta Hell

Win McNamee

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance this week reversing course and again recommending that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in places where the Delta variant is spreading had a lot of heads spinning, even before the CDC then trickled out some of the ominous new findings that led them to issue that guidance.

So I reached out to Dr. Irwin Redlener, who’s—take a deep breath—a pediatrician and physician, a professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the author of the books Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do and The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America, not to mention a columnist for the Daily Beast.

In an hour-long phone conversation on Friday that’s been edited for space and clarity, he talked about how Trump poisoned the waters, Biden’s messaging mistakes, why he sees more surges ahead after this one, and much more.

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