Trump discussed the virus in a very responsible way, careful to address the dangers but careful not to cause panic.
Agreed. He was spot on in his approach.
My point is that he did not dismiss the situation...like some here have seemingly made it their life mission to do...
I trust Trump...eh but I don’t have the same trust for all of his staff...
Just an observation, but does anyone else find it curious that the hot, poor, densely populated countries with poor health practices and facilities, no travel bans and many people traveling there from mainland China (e.g. Chinese workers) have not experienced cases of the virus of any significance? Even poorer countries near China, like the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, etc have been able to avoid it.
What do these poor, hot countries have in common? It is the lack of, or at least relatively low levels of air conditioning.
At the same time the hot countries that are rich enough to have plentiful air conditioning, like Singapore and Hong Kong, have had significant spreads of the virus. Singapore publishes detailed reports on every single case (which the United States should do) and the virus had been transmitted to Singaporean residents only in air conditioned places.
The recent outbreaks around the world have all been in cool places: Northern Italy, Tehran and Seoul all still have temperatures in the 40s (Fahrenheit).
Gives us plenty of hope that this influenza will fade when the weather gets warmer. (But it could still spread in the Southern Hemisphere as the weather gets cooler in South America, Southern Africa, Australia, etc).
Note: These are just my personal unscientific observations.