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Coronavirus Update: Fact Checking Trump

by Jacob Siegel

Trump retweeted a statistic that made it seem that the coronavirus was less serious than it was. The claim was trying to make it seem that only 9,000 people have died from the coronavirus. In fact, 183,000 people have died from it.

The CDC was saying that only 9,000 people have died from it as their sole cause of death. That means that people with other underlying conditions can only amplify the concerns.

Coronavirus: People with underlying health conditions are more at risk

Dr. Deborah Birx asserts, the number stands to state that people with underlying health conditions are more at risk. The issue is not that people are dying less from the pandemic, just different things that can attribute to it, such as obesity. She also asserts that people of any age are at risk.

President Trump

This continues while the Trump administration privately seems to respond to the coronavirus but publicly does not, according to documents released Monday. The Trump administration has privately been calling for 7 states to take things more seriously. Meanwhile, VP Mike Pence was telling the American people that there is no need to panic. In June, the White House knew that the cases were surging, according to James Clyburn, the chairman of the subcommittee, a Democrat of South Carolina. The Congressional subcommittee studying the administration’s response found it lacking. They found that they did not take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

COVID-19 Task Force warned people about 48 states living in the red or yellow zone.

The coronavirus task force had warned that 48 states including Washington DC were either in the red or yellow zone. Trump proclaimed that cases were up due to testing. The report alleges that the coronavirus task force had reports that were important but directly conflicted with the messaging of the White House.

Critics called on the reports to be released even if they disagree with Trump. The White House has responded to the subcommittee and said that it was a partisan report.

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