Taking exception to the President, Donald Trump said that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) Director Robert Redfield was “totally misquoted” when he said challenges from the coronavirus could be “more difficult” in the winter.
“He was talking about the flu and corona coming together at the same time,” Trump said at a White House press briefing, “and corona could be just some little flare-ups that we’ll take care of.”
Redfield told The Washington Post on Tuesday that the already daunting task of responding to the coronavirus outbreak could only become more challenging in the winter, when flu season begins.
“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” Redfield told the Post. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean.”