Dr. Fauci and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams went on TV this weekend to dispute Trump’s false claims that the COVID deaths in the US have been ‘exaggerated’ by the CDC.
‘The deaths are real deaths,’ Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said adding that jam-packed hospitals and stressed-out healthcare workers are ‘not fake. That’s real.’
The Surgeon General also chimed in to contradict Trump’s erroneous statements: ‘From a public health perspective, I have no reason to doubt those numbers and I think people need to be very aware that it´s not just about the deaths,’ Adams said. ‘It’s about the hospitalizations, the capacity.’
More than 350,000 Americans died – or one out of every 950 U.S. residents. Dr. Fauci: ‘To have 300,000 cases in a given day, and between two and 3,000 deaths a day is just terrible. There’s no running away from the numbers.’