“This is just my hunch,” the president said in a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday night, “I think that [3.4%] is very high…Personally, I would say the number is way under 1%.”
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During a televised phone interview on Wednesday, the president discussed his “hunches” on the WHO’s figures on the death rate from coronavirus and how some infected get better and go to work.
The World Health Organization earlier this week warned that coronavirus appears to have a higher death rate than previously known, with the latest estimates at more than 3% globally. But Donald Trump isn’t buying it. The 3.4% of reported Covid-19 cases who have died, according to the W.H.O., is a “false number,” in the eyes of the president. Coronavirus, he claimed, contradicting health experts, is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu. His source for that dubious conclusion? His trusty gut, of course.
“This is just my hunch,” the president said in a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday night, as the global death toll rose to more than 3,000 and the United States confirmed its 11th death from the virus. “I think that [3.4%] is very high…Personally, I would say the number is way under 1%.”
As we have well become accustomed to, Trump again makes a fool of himself and this time actually provide potentially dangerous mis-information.
The panel reacts to Trump’s remarks.
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