COVID Reminds McConnell Of His Boyhood Polio Bout

The Associated Press reports:

Mitch McConnell’s earliest childhood memory is the day he left the polio treatment center at Warm Springs, Georgia, for the last time. The two crises now bookend McConnell’s years, making the Kentucky Republican an unexpected voice of personal experience and reflection in what he calls these “eerie” times.

It’s an unusual role for the famously guarded leader, who rarely says more when less will do, and relishes an image as a sly political tactician.

But as more than 16,000 people in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus, the echoes are all too familiar. So too is the solution, as he sees it, to care for the nation’s sick and produce treatments, and an eventual vaccine.

Read the full article. It’s quite interesting.