Trump said he recommended the shutdown because he was told by Facui and Birx that the death rate for COVID-19 could be 5%, and that quite possibly 2.5 million Americans would die.
That turned out to be completely wrong, and was quite likely a lie, given Fauci’s anti-Trump leanings
During the 2017-2018 winter flu season, 80,000 Americans died, and no one even noticed, let alone put the country under lockdown, destroying the economy and many people’s jobs and lives along with it.
During this past flu season, at least 22,000 died. Again, no lockdown.
You don’t shut the country down over a virus that is as deadly or less than the flu.
Unless you’re intentionally trying to destroy the economy.
As people who didn’t want Trump to get reelected would do.
A recent Los Angles study via USC and the Department of Public Health, shows the infection rate as being much higher, dropping the morbidity rate to between 0.1 and 0.3. Now, factoring in the trend of the morbidity rate consistently dropping as it has from the get-go to the point where it’s now between 0.1 and 0.3, I’m betting dollars to donuts that it’s going to close out as closer to 0.1 than 0.3, and frankly I expect it to be 0.1.
Here’s a video of Fox News WH correspondent John Roberts, no big fan of Trump’s, nonetheless telling his crew that they can take off their face masks, due this new study showing the 0.1-0.3 morbidity rate.
“John Roberts walked into the press briefing room and told a technician to take off his mask because according to a recent California study, the mortality rate for the Coronavirus is only 0.1% to 0.3%.
“USC and LA public county health came out with a study that found that there’s 7,000 cases in Southern California but they really believe that there are between 221,000 – to 441,000 people who are infected,” John Roberts said to the technician.”