WHO Finally calls It a Pandemic

“Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.”

— World Health Organization officials said the spread of the coronavirus across more than 100 countries now qualifies as a global pandemic, confirming what many epidemiologists have been saying for weeks, the New York Times reports.

Trump Terrified by Coronavirus

“As Trump pushes a nothing-to-see-here message in public, sources said he’s privately terrified about getting the virus… Stories about Trump’s coronavirus fears have spread through the White House. Last week Trump told aides he’s afraid journalists will try to purposefully contract coronavirus to give it to him on Air Force One… The source also said Trump has asked the Secret Service to set up a screening program and bar anyone who has a cough from the White House grounds.”

Gabriel Sherman

Trump Is No Match for the Coronavirus

“For a president who lives in the moment, rarely planning too far ahead, the coronavirus has proved to be a leadership challenge he was not prepared for either. The outbreak that has rattled the nation does not respond to Mr. Trump’s favorite instruments of power: It cannot be cowed by Twitter posts, it cannot be shot down by drones, it cannot be overcome by party solidarity, it cannot be overpowered by campaign rally chants.”

New York Times