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US presidential election: The pandemic may have the last laugh

Voters wait in line at a polling location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nov 3, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - In a binary world of winners and losers, heroes and suckers, US President Donald Trump's personal victory over Covid-19 enhanced his personal myth to an adoring base.

"Covid, covid, covid" he has taken to saying recently, casting it as overblown phenomenon, amplified by a hostile media to crash the economy and make him look bad.

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