Excursions by Amit Gawande

After Trump talked about medical usage of UV light exposure and injecting disinfectants in his press conference, Dave Pell says, Stop live-broadcasting these batshit political rallies masquerading as press conferences. Stop the crazy coverage”. I agree.

I always wondered why the leader of the government, in turn a country, needs to drive these press conferences. Sure, it gives press a chance to question the government. But I think US is a live example of what a shitshow this can turn into.

I somewhat like how it is done in India. The relevant ministry officials and the assigned experts lead the press conference - experts doing majority of the talking.

Politicians better be kept away from mics in these trying times. They tend to get into their old habit of addressing their vote banks.