From an article in the New Yorker today:
Coronavirus claimed its first victims in China, and the illness has now appeared in at least forty-eight countries, with cases soaring in Europe and the Middle East. On Wednesday, in response to criticism about his Administration’s response, President Trump held a press conference addressing the epidemic. His performance—as Brian Stauffer’s cover for next week’s magazine suggests—was not entirely persuasive. “We’re doing really well,” Trump said. That day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it had identified, in California, the first U.S. case that had not been contracted from travel abroad, and stocks continued to tumble worldwide.
Who knows where this will end?
Politically speaking, it’s not good news for the American president. I very much like this piece by John Pavlovitz:
You Can’t Gaslight a Pandemic, Donald