09 April 2020

Trump administration underestimated lethality of coronavirus


ANALYSIS/OPINION:Soon after the coronavirus pandemic broke out in China on Jan. 3, President Trump dismissed it as little more than a harmless flu that would “miraculously” go away.He contradicted public health specialists who said that it posed a serious threat to other countries, including our own, and suggested that the fears being raised about the spreading virus were a “hoax.”“Within days, U.S. spy agencies were signaling the seriousness of the threat to Trump by including a warning about [...]