'Misinformation and cant, along with a kindred scorn for science and professional expertise: these things are pathogens, too. Counterfeit facts can polarize, alienate, disaffect, rouse misdirected rage, & foment social division. They come at a cost to our civility; at a time of pandemic, especially, they also come at a cost in human lives. During this dangerous period, a range of polls revealed that Republicans, in particular, trust Trump’s information on the virus more than that of the “lame-stream media.” Fake news and conspiracy theories are opportunistic viruses, and for many weeks there was no end to their spread. Trump cannot be forgiven for his preening & his belatedness.' Friday, the President spent much of his briefing berating a reporter and further alarming the public. If is better to be lucky than good, then 'Trump is not good. so we must hope that he will be lucky.'