We are seeing a lot of behavior that is best described as "throwing a tantrum". Everybody hates everything about the pandemic, and some people need somebody to blame. Trump tried very hard to blame it all on the Chinese, but a recent research paper gave natural spill-over about a 99.999% probability.
The more rational among us recognize that this human tendency does no good, but we are in the minority here. No politician is going to make it go away, because they don't have that ability. Some will try to make things better. Some will try to make things worse.