CORONAVIRUS: [Bob Woodward: “What was President Xi saying yesterday?”]

“Well, we were talking mostly about the virus, and I think he’s going to have it in good shape, but you know it’s a very tricky situation. It [coronavirus] goes through air, Bob, that’s always tougher than the touch. You know, the touch, you don’t have to touch things, but the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus… This is more deadly, this is 5% versus 1% and less than 1%, so this is deadly stuff.”

-Donald Trump in a Feb. 7, 2020 call with Bob Woodward, as quoted with audio recording in Robert Costa and Philip Rucker, “Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans,” washingtonpost.com, Sep. 9, 2020