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It’s been eleven months since local governments started issuing stay at home orders due to Trump’s Pandemic, three months after the first people infected with the coronavirus arrived on the Pacific coast. Within the first month the Federal administration was aware of the potential for a global pandemic. Whether the White House was deliberately ignorant because of their ideology, pathologically incompetent, or homicidal, half a million of our fellow Americans are now dead. The US death toll could reach one million. Of course, the disaster capitalists “never let a crisis go to waste” and have managed to profit from the misery. For me, an American President allowing so much economic destruction, and so many people to die, is treason.

I’m not sure how but, with only leaving my apartment once in the previous month to pick up a prescription, I was infected with COVID-19. Despite my comorbidities and pre-existing conditions I did not have to go to the hospital. I have since had my blood tested and I definitely had the coronavirus. My brain fog lasted for six months, and I am still struggling to stay focused for long periods of time.

Last winter I had moved across the state and into a one bedroom apartment so I did not take any classes last spring. I signed up for one class in the fall but the teacher had never taught online before, like so many tenured professors, so I dropped the class. Living alone for the first time in more than two decades and taking a year off from school made this pandemic year one of the best years of my life. The only thing that would make the experience better for me, since the ex-president didn’t get convicted by the Senate of inciting the “Trump Insurrection”, is if he would get convicted of sedition or treason, or conspiring to commit them. Trump’s family and enablers should be put on trial for the same offenses. I think one year in a super-max prison for every dead American at the time of sentencing would be appropriate for anyone convicted.