It’s useful for White House trade adviser Peter Navarro that two memos he wrote in January and February about the risk of the novel coronavirus came to light on Monday.Over the weekend, Navarro reportedly got into a heated argument with Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious-disease official, over the efficacy of particular drugs in treating covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. That reporting led to several interviews on Monday morning, which didn’t entirely go well.“Would you take [the drug hydroxychloroquine] if you got sick?” Navarro asked CNN’s John Berman.“Would I take it if I got sick? I would listen to my doctor about whether or not I should take it,” Berman replied. “I would consult my doctor, not someone involved with trade policy. Do you want an internist striking trade deals?”“Touché,” Navarro replied.Navarro was hired by Trump specifically because of his hard-line approach to China. The Post’s Sarah Ellison, then at Vanity Fair, reported in April 2017 that Navarro earned a spot in the administration because Donald Trump, when he was running for president, asked his son-in-law Jared Kushner to find an expert on China. Kushner stumbled onto Navarro’s book “Death by China” on Amazon and cold-called him. After


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