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Science & Medicine

Trump Admitted To Publicly Downplaying Severity Of COVID-19, Woodward Writes In New Book

In his forthcoming book, Bob Woodward writes that President Trump publicly downplayed the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic while privately acknowledging the impact the virus was having on the country, calling it “more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”

We assess the impact of these revelations with NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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