CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This is a situation — who would have ever thought a thing like this could happen? Frankly, I’ve read about and heard about, in 1917, The Great Flu. They call that the Flu, right? The Spanish flu, and it might have killed 100 million people.

Probably stopped the First World War ‘cause all the soldiers were getting sick. I mean, it, you know, was probably a cause of stopping the — a World War. But that was our worst. This is a different one. Not as lethal, individually, but more contagious. The level of contagion — the level of its being contagious has never seen before.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by ABC News, “TRANSCRIPT: ABC News anchor David Muir interviews President Trump in Arizona,” abcnews.go.com, May 6, 2020