At some point on one of the dark days of this year, there was a funny tweet about the virus. Donald Trump had repeatedly said that one day it would go away. “Funny, the virus said the same thing about Trump,” the tweet read. Now we don’t want to lump a virus together with a president, that would be tasteless – if it hadn’t been for history and Wall Street on a Monday.
The fate of the US president had been intertwined and intertwined with the spread of the virus in ever new, sometimes bizarre episodes and antics since March – and one had long since felt that the world would breathe a sigh of relief when both one and the other were gone .
Within a few days this November is