Looking a bit like we may be coming to the end of the pandemic..Not totally yet..but almost over.
Almost two years now.
Without a doubt, however, the thing that kept it going was the former guys disinformation initially and then by his uneducated minions who live and breath off every word the former guy says. And the evangelical right wingers who believed the ramblings of grifting prophets ("Will prophecy for tithes and offerings"). who claimed Trump was going to be another Cyrus The Great. Cyrus was a king..not a president and had there been an internet back in 600 BC he would have not had "The Great" attached to his name except on a primitive "Tweet" called carving words in a rock to be unearthed centuries later.
Had Trump NOT been President when the pandemic started I think America could have been a bright shining light for the world as an example. The Biden administration did get a lot of vaccine sent out to a lot of countries world wide. I shudder to think what would have happened if Trump had been re-elected.
The future of America and democracy will depend a lot on what happens in November as the Trump/GOP coup is still ongoing.