by Andrea Widburg
Trump has not been perfect in managing the coronavirus situation, in large part because perfection in these situations is illusory. From the start, the available information about the coronavirus has been fluid, whether because of China’s lies, the inherent variability of an unknown virus, or the different outcomes in different nations.
Nevertheless, Trump is a naturally proactive person, and he has been responsive in essential ways to the black swan that is the coronavirus. His two most significant moves were to ban flights from China and then, as the situation in Europe deteriorated, flights from Europe, too.