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Trump Claims 3.4% Coronavirus Death Rate Is False - Contradicts World Health Organization

Trump claims 3.4% death rate from coronavirus is 'false,' contradicting World Health Organization

 
President Donald Trump with Vice President Mike Pence, speaks during a coronavirus briefing with Airline CEOs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump with Vice President Mike Pence, speaks during a coronavirus briefing with Airline CEOs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)  Associated Press
  • President Donald Trump claimed 3.4% coronavirus death rate is "false" in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.
  • "Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number," Trump said. "Now, this is just my hunch but based on a lot of conversation with a lot of people who 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."
  • The World Health Organization recently reported the global death rate from coronavirus stands at 3.4%, an increase from previous estimate of 2%.
  • However, as Business Insider previously reported, "The death rate is likely to change further as more cases are confirmed, though experts predict that the percentage of deaths will decrease in the longer term since milder cases of COVID-19 are probably going undiagnosed."
  • The US has had 11 deaths so far — 10 in Washington state and one in California — with more than 150 reported cases.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
 
President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed the death rate from the novel coronavirus was not 3.4%, contradicting the number that the World Health Organization gave on Tuesday.

 

The president appeared in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday, saying he thinks the true death rate is a "fraction of 1%."

 

"Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number," Trump said. "Now, this is just my hunch but based on a lot of conversation with a lot of people who 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."

 

The World Health Organization recently reported the global death rate from coronavirus stands at 3.4%, an increase from previous estimate of 2%. "Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died," the WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Tuesday.

The number 3.4% is based on the current data, and experts do believe the number could change. As Business Insider previously reported, "experts predict that the percentage of deaths will decrease in the longer term since milder cases of COVID-19 are probably going undiagnosed."

 
As of Wednesday, the global death toll from the coronavirus neared 3,300, with over 95,000 confirmed cases around the world. 
Chris Cameron@ChrisCameronNYT
 

President Trump said that the WHO's estimated death rate for the coronavirus of 3.4% is a "false number," asserting that the real number is "way under 1%" during an interview with Sean Hannity

 
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The US has had 11 deaths so far — 10 in Washington state and one in California — with more than 150 reported cases. However, due to a shortage of coronavirus testing kits, the US has not been testing a significant amount of people for the virus.

 

Trump later claimed in the interview that "hundred-of-thousands" of people get better from the virus, even though there have been less than 100,000 cases confirmed in the world.

A representative from the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider.


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California Declares State of Emergency over Coronavirus Pandemic; Trump Still Failing to Deliver Adequate Supply of Test Kits; Pence Sidekick Seema Verma Must Answer for 11 Deaths in Seattle Nursing Home!

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@IrisP632884 wrote:

California Declares State of Emergency over Coronavirus Pandemic; Trump Still Failing to Deliver Adequate Supply of Test Kits; Pence Sidekick Seema Verma Must Answer for 11 Deaths in Seattle Nursing Home!


And the story continues, now it is in Tennessee.


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After visiting Tennesse's tornado disaster tomorrow he will stop off at the CDC.  I hope they put him in a hazmat suit and take him on a tour.

 

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He was saying no one knows how many people got the coronavirus and just simply got better and weren't factored in without being counted and if they were the death rate would be lower. Sad that comprehension isn't as important as it used to be.

 

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/s   his idiotic number / hunch that was heard by all is non-thinking followers probably  has something to do with the size of his intellect, inability to remember  and his prey (no not mispelled) veep answer to the virus that continues to spread and pop up with new cases around the US.     Now to hear that the FED shipment of testing kits will be delayed, expect more big cities with thinking governments to call for emergency conditions so that they can protect the citizens in their locale.    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cdc-planned-to-drop-cruise-passengers-at-mall-after-quarantine-san...

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All have known for  years Trump has mental problems as over 100 mental health experts have told us that so why should all of this be not expected. Trump is being Trump the mob boss he has always been. Can anyone give an example where Trump has helped anyone but himself. For the sake of this country and the world  get Trump out of office in Nov.

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The insanity continues with Trump and too many believe his incessant lies. His lies about the death rate of this virus contradict the numbers, math doesn't lie, Trump does.

 

Trump's lies inhibit progress in funding to find treatments and vaccines. We need a POTUS that will tell the truth. We need a true leader that will put the welfare of all Americans first and be a leader in the world community. tRump must go.


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

The insanity continues with Trump and too many believe his incessant lies. His lies about the death rate of this virus contradict the numbers, math doesn't lie, Trump does.

 

Trump's lies inhibit progress in funding to find treatments and vaccines. We need a POTUS that will tell the truth. We need a true leader that will put the welfare of all Americans first and be a leader in the world community. tRump must go.


tRump's monumental stupidity inhibits Democracy. He has failed in everything he's done EXCEPT passing the blame and cost of his failues on to his partners, creditors and the general public.

 

How many outrageous lies must he tell before Republicans admit he's a pathalogical liar unsuited to wear long pants and eat at the grownups table?

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And why would anyone with an ounce of a brain believe anything that Trump says?  only the Trump followers. I guess.
But fortunately we don't see too many of them here.

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This is where his inability to digest, synthesize, and remember facts makes him fumble.   For the large majority of people, the virus is mild.  But the virus still has a 3.4% death rate, which is much higher than the flu death rate.  

 

Our county had a presentation by the health officer.  Of those who are healthy, this virus only has a 0.9 percent death rate.  But that climbs when you add underlying conditions like diabetes, prior smoking, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease.   I think he said it was as high as 11% for people with cardiovascular disease. 

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