Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist
- Mar 13, 2020
I think you're missing the point. He was right in not wanting to create a panic, but he downplayed it so much that people didn't think (and still don't) they needed to take COVID seriously. All he had to do was tell people at the very start of all this was to wear a mask, listen to your local authorities and do everything you can to reasonably social distance (until the actual lockdowns happened).I'm telling you what everyone knew 6 months ago.
It may or may not have changed the eventual outcome of all this, but he would have done his part as President to make sure people were informed and understood the severity of the virus. It may have lead to more people taking it seriously, or maybe not because people don't care about things until it affects them directly, but we'll never know because he's an idiot and guards his self-created ego more than the people in this country.
Also Woodward, as a journalist, sitting on those recordings for months until he could profit from them by selling his book is extremely scummy too.