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No, Kamala Harris, the COVID Crisis Is Not an ‘Opportunity’

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks after the Derek Chauvin verdict at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

America has endured remarkable hardship over the past year-plus: in the toll of coronavirus itself, in the social and economic costs of lockdowns and restrictions, and in the political disruptions caused by both. We have only just begun to return to normal life, and to restore some of what has been lost over the past year — that is, what can be restored. It ought to be a time of recuperation, and of patience.

Unless you’re Vice President Kamala Harris. In a speech yesterday, Harris said she sees an opportunity in America’s emergence from coronavirus:

As we emerge from the pandemic, I

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