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The sensation of suddenly feeling one is in a dystopian science fiction is fairly common these days, but it really got a workout last Friday in the US when Donald Trump appeared for a press conference with a crack anti-virus team.

Scientists? Doctors? Some of them, but then: "I'd like to introduce the CEO of Target... such and such from Walmart... from Walgreens..." said the president, introducing one suit after another.

Google was working on a website. Walmart was going to set up testing stations in car parks.