Andrew Cuomo? Yes, Andrew Cuomo!

As I do every day, this morning I watched New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic.

As usual, Cuomo was informative and serious (with a bit of humor thrown in every once-in-while to break the tension). His presentation today, like all the others, was organized. Using graphic assists where appropriate, he made his pronouncements with confidence, authority and, most important, veracity.

Trump ‘didn’t know people died from the flu.’ It killed his grandfather.

The Washington Post reported that on Friday at a CDC photo-op in Atlanta, President Trump talked about the number of people infected with the coronavirus in other countries vs. the United States. He also compared coronavirus disease with influenza.

“Over the last long period of time, you have an average of 36,000 people dying” a year, the president said, gesturing toward National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, who nodded confirmation.

Trump’s Words on Virus Calm the Nation…Not!

News with a Twist

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, United States President Donald Trump said, “A lot of people will have this, and it’s very mild. “They will get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor.”

“So, if we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work—some of them go to work, but they get better.”

New Hampshire and Iowa leave Democrats in disarray

The results are in from New Hampshire and Iowa. (Actually, not sure if the results are really in from Iowa. Does anyone know where Steve Kornacki is? Oh, never mind.)

The small number of voters in those two states have spoken and from this perch it appears that Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are building momentum, Amy Klobuchar is strengthening a bit, and Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are seriously fading.