On February 27, 2020, Senator Richard Burr told rich donors COVID 19 was like the Spanish Flu of 1918. He said nothing to the public. Meanwhile, Trump called it a hoax.
note: Since recording the show, it has come to light Burr may have dumped 1.7 million in stock before the market crashed. Apparently, the above cited knowledge informed this decision. This is worthy of another show, of course.