John Avlon, CNN –
Books will be written about 2020. They will say that this was the plague year; a time when our democracy was tested by bitter partisan and economic divisions. But the dark plot twist that arrived this week, a month away from the presidential election, may well be seen as almost too improbable: The President who downplayed the pandemic for so long and dismissed the importance of wearing masks, has come down with the disease. So have the first lady and several senior Republicans.