On Sunday, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC’s “The Week” and responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet that called out the faulty coronavirus death toll.
Trump tweeted on January 3, “The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus” is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and love. “When in doubt, call it COVID.” Fake news!
The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low. “When in doubt, call it Covid.” Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
ABC Guest anchor Martha Raddatz asked, “Dr. Fauci, the president tweeted the number of deaths is exaggerated, citing the CDC’s method of determination versus other countries. Your response to that?”
Fauci replied, “The deaths are real deaths. All you need to do is go into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations. In many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched.”
He continued, “People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That’s real. That’s not fake that’s real.”
Yeah, okay Fauci.
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