Although still small, the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has continued to grow, including isolated pockets of community spread. Nevertheless, President Trump has continued to publicly contradict medical experts’ announcements about the disease, including its death rate and everyday precautions that Americans can take to help slow its spread.

Jim Braude spoke with Mark Harvey, former special assistant to President Trump on catastrophic events who also worked on the Obama administration’s response to Ebola, and Dr. Vanessa Kerry, director of the Program in Global Public Policy & Social Change at Harvard Medical School, and the CEO of non-profit Seed Global Health on the current administration's reaction Thursday on Greater Boston.