MAYDAY 1611: TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

“The coronavirus fallout has been so dramatic that many economists think US is headed for a recession. Some think the recession’s, already

begun. And that it’ll doom my November reelection. But recession, is not a word … that I have … in my vocabulary.”

“In an about face I have recommended that states evidencing community transmission of the virus should close their schools, saloons

and other gathering spots. Our outbreak could last until August. And oh by the way, the economy may go into recession … soon.”

“Recession turns out to form part of my vocabulary after all. I just hate to say it. And the reason why I hate to say it is saying it

makes me feel like I’m passing, a huge, kidney stone; the largest, ever. Indeed … I’ve never felt anything … like it.”

“Bars, restaurants and movie theaters are being shuttered at 8 pm Monday throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, due to

the coronavirus, the states’ governors said. Social distancing. It’s in vogue. It’s what everyone and his brother wants to do.”

“Given what we know now it is very likely that people who are exposed to more air pollution and who may be, in addition, smoking

tobacco products are going to fare worse if infected with covid than those who are breathing cleaner air, and aren’t, smoking.”

Early on in my presidency I told my aides to treat the days like episodes in a TV show. To treat crises, as day-to-day, public relations

problems. But the long-term nature of a crisis like a microbial pandemic is resistant, to treatment … by prevarication.”

“The long-term nature of pandemics make them resistant to treatment at all except by treatment, sound. And I know nothing of treatments, sound

or unsound. What goes around, comes around only seemingly, perpetually; it too may some day stop, coming around.”

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