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The coronavirus outbreak has made it clear that Trump is totally incompetent, which definitely will help the Democratic nominee, who will likely be Biden.
The crash of 2008 enabled Obama to achieve great things his first two years in office (included the Affordable Care Act) but the Tea Party revolution in 2010 made things a lot harder.
Even if Bernie does not get elected, we are still going to have a revolution, and Al Jazeera explains why:
European nations are struggling to respond to the crisis despite having relatively well-functioning social security systems and universal health coverage. The US, however, has neither. Neoliberal policies implemented by consecutive administrations, which prioritize maximisation of profit for corporations and the rich over the well being of ordinary citizens, have left the country completely unprepared to tackle a health crisis of this scale.
45,000 Americans are dying each year because they do not have health coverage. 30 million people are living without medical insurance and a whopping 137 million are facing financial hardships due to medical debt. One in four US workers - more than 32 million - is not entitled to paid sick days.
There has also been talk of bailing out airlines that are facing bankruptcy as a result of the pandemic. This approach, however, already caused a considerable backlash, with many pointing out that the bailout money could be better spent on other priorities, like student debt relief or universal healthcare.
The coronavirus pandemic can be this century's Pearl Harbour moment for the US. In the face of this crisis, Washington can choose to acknowledge the threat neoliberal policies, growing inequalities and injustices pose to the nation and take action. Just like it made manufacturing of military equipment a priority all those decades ago, it can now shift its defense spending to public health as a matter of national security.