By Ali Hasanali
As every Desi knows, there are only two noteworthy phases of a person’s life. The youthful time spent in
pursuit and anticipation of getting married, and the societal oblivion of a person’s existence after their
wedding. Thus, it’s no wonder that weddings are perhaps the most momentous events of the Desi calendar. Trump ruined wedding season, including mine.
Trump didn’t cause Covid-19, but he did create the American Pandemic. He dismantled the pandemic task
force in the White House upon taking office, he ignored the advice of the CDC and top public health
advisors in January and February, and willfully denied taking any responsibility of a coordinated response
once the virus had found a foothold in this country.
By downplaying the v