Donald Trump has officially intervened in the coronavirus outbreak and has predictably made a complete mess of it.

Never missing the chance to be the centre of attention the president, a renowned germophobe gave a bizarre and confusing press conference about how the US intends to deal with the deadly virus.

Besides moaning about the effect the coronavirus has had on the stock market, Trump did do his best to quash any fears that the US public might have about the disease, which has already reached 44 different countries and every continent on Earth barring Antarctica.

The president even cracked a joke about a friend that he had recently seen again who had the flu, which was kinda funny until Trump actually started to compare coronavirus to the flu.

This is what the actual president of the United States of America said:

There is no reason to be panicked about it but when I mentioned the flu, I asked the various doctors 'is this just like the flu?' because people can die of the flu and this is very unusual.

It is a little bit different but in some ways it's easier and in some ways it's a little bit tougher but we have it so well under control, we have done a very good job. 

Good luck deciphering that one.

Trump's claim that the US has the virus under control is debatable, as the first case of the virus in the US has been discovered in a hospital in California, while other reports have suggested that they had detected a case of a "community spread" where a person contracted the disease without having any known exposure to anyone with any recent travel history. A state of emergency was also declared in the city of San Francisco on Wednesday.

Trump's figures during the press conference were also a little off as he said that annually 25,000 to 69,000 people die of the flu but the CDC estimate that since 2010 12,000 to 61,000 people have died. In the context of the coronavirus, 3000 people have already died as a result of the outbreak.

Regardless, Trump's confusing comparison did not fill people with confidence...

HT Politico

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