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Last week, President Trump tried to calm public fears by likening the coronavirus to the flu. But that comparison may not be a happy one.
“I spend a lot of time thinking about whether I’m being too alarmist or whether I’m being not alarmist enough,” Donald G. McNeil Jr., a veteran science and health reporter for The Times, told The Daily podcast on Wednesday. “And this is alarmist, but I think right now, it’s justified. This one reminds me of what I have read about the 1918 Spanish influenza.”