Anthony Fauci: The President’s claim that 99% Of Coronavirus Cases Are ‘Harmless’ Is ‘False’.
Earlier, reports claims that the coronavirus test used by White House has questionable accuracy, Donald Trump said part of the reason he doesn’t regularly wear a mask is “everyone’s tested” before they see him.
But multiple studies have raised questions about the accuracy of a coronavirus test the White House has used, and the Food and Drug Administration has received dozens of reports of potential problems with that test.
The World Health Organization had warned COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
Trump earlier this month said that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless,” a claim not backed by evidence.
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The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci in an interview published Friday pushed back on Trump’s claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are “harmless,” saying that it is “obviously not” the case.
“I’m trying to figure out where the president got that number,” Fauci told The Financial Times. “What I think happened is that someone told him that the general mortality is about 1 percent. And he interpreted, therefore, that 99 percent is not a problem, when that’s obviously not the case.”
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Anthony Fauci: The President’s claim that 99% Of Coronavirus Cases Are ‘Harmless’ Is ‘False’
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