During a CNN appearance this past weekend, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar blamed “Diversity” for the large number of Covid-19 cases that we’ve had in the United States. He claimed that having such a large melting pot allowed the disease to spread far and wide. That’s not how these things work, and there are very clear reasons why the U.S. has had such bad numbers, and none of them have to do with diversity, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

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