I'm not defending ALW. I think his behavior is reprehensible. He seems to have either no knowledge of or respect for science.
I was making a broad musing about the English people in general, who historically over the centuries have experienced far more pandemics and even small bouts of the plague as recently as the 1900's than Americans. Our history is much shorter.
I suspect that in about 10 years historians will characterize what has happened in the United States over the last year and a half as preventable genocide. Boris Johnson has actually done a worse job in the UK than Trump did here, yet the English don't seem to be holding him to account as harshly. I'm just trying to understand why.