Trump Says COVID-19 "Affects Virtually Nobody"

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President Donald Trump faced harsh criticism Monday night for saying that COVID-19 "affects virtually nobody", part of his continued efforts to downplay the virus.

It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems.

"Now we know it affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems, if they have other problems", said Trump during a rally in OH on Monday. Like, nobody. They have a strong immune system, who knows? It's an wonderful thing.

In spite of being warned, by people smarter than Trump, not to give Bob Woodward a chance to interview him for a second book about him, Trump thought he knew best and felt that he could win over the veteran Watergate reporter. "Everybody open your schools".

Trump told Woodward last December during an interview that was made public Sunday evening that he and McConnell had "broken every record".

Trump interviews Barrett while weighing a high court nominee - global
But she acknowledged a "serious discussion" about packing the courts can only happen "if the Democrats take back the Senate". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska for opposing a vote before elections.

"He is flat out wrong", the group tweeted late Monday.

The majority of US coronavirus deaths have been among people aged 65 or older, but CDC data shows that almost 40,000 Americans under the age of 65 have also died of Covid-19-including hundreds between the ages of 15 and 24.

Correction: An earlier version of this post vastly misstated the death toll of COVID-19 among young people. It has affected 200,000 people living in the country that you run, as well as their families and friends.

The U.S. passed yet another "grim milestone" in its COVID-19 pandemic Monday night, Reuters notes, with at least 200,000 Americans dead from the new coronavirus and an average of almost 1,000 more dying each day.

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