With fewer than 100 days to go before their convention, Republicans are moving full steam ahead to have a packed convention of roughly 50,000 people. This is in spite of the fact that we are in the middle of a pandemic, and medical experts continue to recommend social distancing and limiting the number of people gathering in a single location. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what the Republicans’ decision means.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced