Coronavirus Update – Trump Discloses Potential Death Toll

President Donald Trump may finally be coming around the reality that the gravity of the coronavirus is too huge for the US to ignore. In his press conference on Sunday, the President acknowledged for the first time that the death toll on the country might reach 100,000 or more.

He added that if the death toll stays below or at 100,000, that would mean that the US did a very good job.

Coronavirus Update - Trump Discloses Potential Death Toll

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His assertions have come after he was asked about the comments made by Dr Anthony Fauci, who said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that based on models, 100,000 Americans or more could die from the virus. Trump announced that he was extending the social distancing guidelines by another 30 days till April 30.


Trump revealed that he had received the most accurate data. According to which, the projected number of cases could reach more than 2 million if “we did nothing.”

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“When I heard the number today. First time I heard that number, because I have been asking the same question to some people. I felt even better about what we did last week with the $2.2 trillion dollars,” Trump said in reference to the historic stimulus package passed by Congress last week. “Because you are talking about a potential of up to 2.2 million and some people said it could even be higher than that. You are talking about 2.2 million deaths. 2.2 million people from this,” Trump said.

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Sadly, the new consciousness might be a case of too little, too late. The pandemic has already ravaged the United States of America. In fact, the cases here have gone beyond the earlier level of China.

The President himself downplayed the effects of the virus in the past. He will also take the blame for the rise of the disease. Sadly, he has not been someone who is known for taking any accountability.

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