As the coronavirus death toll marches toward 200,000 in the U.S., President Trump again played defense on Thursday. “We’re hopefully beyond our spike and we’ll see,” Mr. Trump told reporters at a White House briefing. “We’re doing very well all over our country.” But in nine states — particularly in the Midwest — cases are on the rise. In Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. case spikes last week exceeded all previous seven-day stretches of the pandemic. According to revelations from journalist Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, Mr. Trump told Woodward on February 7 the coronavirus was “more deadly” than “even your strenuous flus,” and difficult to address because “it goes through air.” Mr. Trump told Woodward in February “it goes through air, Bob. That’s always tougher than the touch. You know, the touch, you don’t have to touch things. Right? But the …continued .
[Source: CBS News]