lifeguard at the cement pond
This is the train wreck with his finger on the nuclear button.
I keep coming back to this and I'm pretty sure at this point that what happened was his script got jumbled. I believe that he was expecting something in between the first part and "these milestones", something along the lines of "... to reduce the deaths is to comply with the request to wear seven masks on your face. Otherwise we will continue to have these milestones."Keep in mind when you listen to this one that he's reading from a teleprompter.
The only way to spare more pain and more loss the only way ... these millstones no longer mark our national mourning these milestones I should say no no longer mo m-mark our national mourning.