Frida Ghitis, a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a frequent opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. Follow her on Twitter @fridaghitis. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author. Read more opinion on CNN.
(CNN)President Donald Trump keeps telling us not to worry, that the fast-spreading COVID-19, the coronavirus, is “going to go away,” soon, probably by “April,” and that a vaccine is “close.” The experts, including federally-employed top scientists, say he’s wrong on all these counts. (Please don’t fire them!)