I am so glad others are addressing this false assumption that this is like the flu. Many experts have stated that it seems to be MORE contagious than the flu, with at least 20 times the death toll. I am not fear-mongering, but it terrifies me that our president, with access to the best scientific minds in the world, can’t get this straight. Thank you for writing an excellent piece with sources. If I hear one more person compare this dismissively to the flu, I might scream.