In case you had any doubt that the coronavirus is back with a vengeance, the US just hit its highest seven-day case average since the pandemic began. More than 225,000 Americans have died from the virus. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows outright said yesterday, “We are not going to control the pandemic.” Instead, he said the administration would focus on vaccines and treatments. Dr. Anthony Fauci said we may not get findings on the safety of potential vaccines until December, and widespread availability probably won’t come until next year. Meanwhile, at least five of Vice President Mike Pence’s aides have tested positive for Covid-19, including his chief of staff Marc Short.