Who Won the Week? 12/13/2020

FWWTWIt’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

This week I learned that the 2020 Merriam-Webster word of the year is “pandemic.” And then this was the front page of this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle.So, as much as it pains me to do so, this week’s winner of Who Won the Week is the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to Donald Trump’s abysmal mismanagement of America’s response to coronavirus, his rejection of guidance from qualified scientist and medical professionals, his making wearing face masks and social distancing a political issue, and his virtually throwing in the towel on any efforts by the federal government to take steps to deal with the pandemic, the United States is going through a third surge that dwarfs the first two. As I write this, America has had more than 15 million cases and almost 290,000 deaths, far more than any other country on the globe.A return to “normal” is still, it seems, a long way away. Maybe never, actually. Stay safe, everyone.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

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