Because the U.S. hits 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, Trump tells an Ohio rally the coronavirus ‘impacts just about no one’

The U.S. handed one more “grim milestone” in its COVID-19 pandemic Monday evening, Reuters notes, with no less than 200,000 People useless from the brand new coronavirus and a median of practically 1,000 extra dying every day. As “the nation blew previous estimate after estimate” of COVID-19 deaths, Politico‘s pandemic e-newsletter mentioned Monday evening, “the time period ‘grim milestone’ in headlines grew to become so routine that we banned it.”

COVID-19 deaths are rising once more within the U.S. after a four-week decline, with Texas and Florida main the information fatalities, Reuters stories, and the College of Washington’s Institute for Well being Metrics and Analysis now predicts 300,000 deaths by Dec. 9 and 378,000 by the tip of 2020 if present developments proceed. The IHME’s first projection of U.S. coronavirus deaths, issued March 16, topped out at 162,000. The U.S., with about four % of the world’s inhabitants, has 20 % of its recorded COVID-19 deaths.

At a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Monday evening, President Trump assured his admirers the virus is not actually that dangerous, noting that it principally kills “aged individuals” and other people with “different issues,” including, “It impacts just about no one.”

In accordance with CDC knowledge, greater than 70 % of U.S. COVID-19 deaths are amongst individuals older than 65, which implies about 60,000 of the useless had been 65 and youthful. And a variety of the estimated hundreds of thousands of U.S. “long-haulers” who didn’t die from COVID-19 are nonetheless grappling with a big range of well being issues, a number of the doubtlessly critical.

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