Currently known for crazily yelling at Fauci in the Situation Room, per Axios, Navarro was actually one of the few people trying to convince the President that this disease had the potential to be disastrous early on. Specifically, on Jan. 29, he warned that a cost-benefit analysis suggested that the potential devastation of a coronavirus pandemic, without aggressive containment to combat it, could cost the U.S. half a million lives and $3+ trillion in economic losses. He argued that the first necessary step was an immediate travel ban applied to China, advice the President took two days later. In the Feb. 23 memo, Navarro raised the death estimate to 1-2 million, asked for supplemental funding for PPE, treatment, and vaccine development, and accused members of the Task Force of being "risk averse," delaying the necessary aggressive response. Supposedly, Navarro isn't very popular because of his caustic style, but perhaps he was the one really on the right track all along.