Well, they will. They will attach all kinds of conditions to funding for fighting the virus and use it to attack Trump and derail his reelection campaign.
He will probably give them what they want, because he has to, both as a political matter and for public safety.
Not that Trump isn’t capable of politicizing the issue too . . .
Vice President Pence is a good choice to lead this effort against the virus.
He is a well-organized, disciplined individual with management experience as the former governor of Indiana.
And as vice president, he has the authority to do what needs to be done, and people will respond to him in the way they would not a normal “czar.” What’s more, he is more likely than any other individual, given his position, to tell the president the truth.