Even with the numbers of COVID-19 cases climbing to record-high numbers in states like Texas and Florida, that should not be a “big factor” in President Donald Trump’s chances against former Vice President Joe Biden in November’s election, political strategist and Newsmax analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV.
“In terms of the politics of the situation, I don’t think COVID is going to be a big factor in the election,” Morris told Monday’s “Spicer & Co.” “I think that Biden has already made his case that Trump acted too late, and I think they basically dealt with that. I don’t think it is going to be a particularly important gauge in the election.”
Also, a great deal depends on what the death rate will be with the recent outbreaks, Morris said.
“You look at the charts right now, Florida’s soaring in new cases, but is absolutely slack in terms of deaths,” Morris told host Sean Spicer.
The death rates might be low, he added, because the majority of cases are in younger people who are “not particularly vulnerable” to the virus, Morris said.
“Of course they can spread it to people who are vulnerable, but that takes a while and