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If Donald Trump isn’t taking the pandemic seriously enough, does that necessarily mean that Joe Biden is taking it *too* seriously?

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What a silly question: of course it does! Because otherwise there wouldn’t be Both Sides of this Very Important Issue to report, now being asked by many Very Important People.

MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd tried to demonstrate that there are very fine questions on both sides when he asked whether former Vice President Joe Biden is hurting himself politically by taking the coronavirus pandemic “too seriously.”

During a segment on the most recent edition of MTP Live, Todd hosted DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas and Republican operative Michael Steele for a segment that followed footage of a masked Biden addressing reporters after casting his vote for president in Delaware.

“Interesting when you look at both candidates, in some ways one not taking the virus seriously enough at all,” Todd said after introducing his guests, referring to President Donald Trump’s breakneck schedule of packed superspreader rallies and, perhaps, consistent mockery of Covid masks.

But then he pivoted to Biden, adding “and one, if there’s a criticism, might be, is he taking it too seriously, at least when it comes to campaigning?” as Moulitsas let out a visible laugh.

While it’s true the media have been much better overall in 2020 than during the previous campaign, it’s also true that the 1963 New York Mets were much better than the 1962 version of the team. ETA: Mets fan Randy Khan points out in comments that the 1963 Mets had a much better record, but quite arguably weren’t actually a better team, just much less unlucky. The runs scored runs allowed ratio for the two teams confirms this, as the 1962 Mets were actually slightly better than the 1963 team in this respect.

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