CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: DONALD "I KNOW MORE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS THAN THE DOCTORS, BELIEVE ME" TRUMP LIES AGAIN
In a telephone interview with his Chief Propagandist, Sean Hannity, on the Faux News Network, Donald Trump called the Coronavirus outbreak "Coronaflu", downplayed the severity of the outbreak and associated illness, and suggested that those who get infected can still go about their daily routine, like going to work. When asked what he thought about the global 3.4 percent fatality rate of the coronavirus, he replied that he had a "hunch" that the 3.4 percent is a false number.
Here's a transcript of the interview:
"Well, I think the 3.4 percent is really...em...a false number. Now, this is just my hunch, based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this, because a lot of people will have this, and it's very mild - they'll get better very rapidly, they don't even see a doctor, they don't even call a doctor -- you never hear about those people, so you can't put them down in the category of the overall population, in terms of this corona flu, and/or virus. So, you just can't do that."
Dr "I Know More About Coronaviruses Than The Doctors Believe Me" Trump continued by contradicting the infectious disease experts and discarding the advice of public health officials to stay home if you feel sick:
"If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better, just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work, some of them go to work, but they get better, and then when you do have a death, like you've had in the state of Washington, like you had one in California, I believe you had one in New York."
And the lying quack insisted:
"You know, all of a sudden it seems like 3 or 4%, which is a very high number, as opposed to a fraction of 1%. But again, they don't know about the easy cases because the easy cases don't go to the hospital. They don't report to doctors or the hospital in many cases. So I think that that number is very high. I think the number, personally, I would say the number is way under 1%."
And the Chief Propagandist, doing his propaganda work, concluded the whole needed to hear the irresponsible hunch of Dr "Lying" Trump, disseminated the misleading and dangerous information to the whole world to hear.
Dr Trump is a lying quack, you would endanger your life if you pay attention to his falsehoods.