People already get it that China is to blame. That’s not an excuse for Trump’s conduct.

Imagine if Trump had embraced the idea of masks as an alternative to locking down young and healthy folks with near-zero risk of dying from the coronavirus. Imagine if the national strategy had revolved around protecting the elderly and unhealthy by practicing social distancing and strict mask-wearing.

We already had the science for that, even though the experts were saying otherwise. Back when I, absolutely not a scientist, suggested that everyone should wear masks, I only did so because we had resounding science that other medical doctors I consulted confirmed that it indicated masks would significantly prevent the transmission of the coronavirus…