Should this be called karma? Just deserts? A random act of cosmic unkindness?
Or how about what it actually is: plain old irrefutable, inescapable science?
Consider: The science of COVID is that it is spread in respiratory droplets that travel from person to person, land in the mouth and nose and are subsequently inhaled into the lungs. If you frequent close crowds of unmasked people in the midst of a COVID epidemic you are bound to be infected with the virus. Ignore the science if you want, deny it if you want, spin it any way you want, reflect as upbeat an attitude as you want, and even prop a whole phalanx of doctors behind you if you want,
I suppose you could say that science is nature's karma.
Still, considering Donald Trump's careless behavior regarding crowds and mask-flouting, he is lucky that he didn't get sick sooner.
And here's something else Donald Trump is lucky about: Disregarding the meaningless prattle on social media, Donald Trump is lucky that the rest of the world is not as cruel and lowbred as he is. For, while he and his minions would have been having been whirling in a viciously gleeful celebration, a theater of mockery and meanness, had it been his opponent Joe Biden who'd been infected, Biden's public response to the news of his opponent's illness was to offer a prayer for Donald and Melania Trump to make a quick and full recovery.
Barak Obama has likewise wished the Trumps a speedy recovery.
So has the New York Times.