Which one of these people is telling the truth?
President Trump on 26 February:
“I mean, view this the same as the flu…You treat this like a flu.”
Vice President Pence on 9 April:
“We’ve known from the beginning that this at least three times more contagious than the flu. And, I believe that fact alone has informed our projections and the modeling.”
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus-response coordinator on 27 March:
“[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature and the details and the data. I think his ability to analyze and integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit.”