Stop comparing the coronavirus and the flu — and start preparing to face them both this fall.
That’s the message from many doctors and public health experts after President Trump downplayed the coronavirus threat on Tuesday by tweeting that Americans should learn to live with COVID-19 as they have adapted to deal with seasonal influenza.
“Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu,” Trump tweeted, less than a day after returning to the White House following his hospitalization for COVID-19 at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend. “Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”
later flagged the tweet for “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,” and