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Politics Trump Says Coronavirus 'Affects Virtually Nobody,' As U.S. Has World's Highest Death Toll

12:01  22 september  2020
12:01  22 september  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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"It affects virtually nobody ," Trump says of the coronavirus , which has now killed 200,000 Americans and On coronavirus , Trump says that it it only “really” affects people who have “other problems.” The current death toll , the highest in the world and a fifth of the global total, is 199,816.

President Trump incorrectly claimed that COVID-19 ' affects virtually nobody ' who is a young Hundreds of children across the country have tested positive and been infected with COVID-19 since the The U . S . death toll is approaching 200,000 and there are more than 6.8million known cases.

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden struck different tones regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at their respective campaign events on Monday. While Trump said the coronavirus affects "virtually nobody," as the U.S. death toll neared 200,000, Biden said such a statistic cannot become "background noise."

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie in front of a crowd: President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport on September 21, 2020 in Swanton, Ohio. © Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport on September 21, 2020 in Swanton, Ohio.

At a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport in Ohio on Monday, Trump said: "Now we know it. It [the coronavirus] affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems. That's what it really affects. That's it.

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"You know, In some states, thousands of people—nobody young. Below the age of 18, like, nobody. They have a strong immune system, who knows? You look...Take your hat off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system. But it affects virtually nobody. It's an amazing thing."

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that anyone can catch the coronavirus, but the risk of hospitalization and death increases with age, as well as for those with certain underlying health conditions.

Newsweek has contacted the White House for comment.

Trump did not mention the nearing milestone of 200,000 deaths, but said his administration had saved millions of lives.

The president, who has admitted to downplaying the threat of the coronavirus, addressed the crowd in the crucial swing state without a face covering, with mask-wearing supporters stood close together behind him. The state's Republican Governor Mike DeWine's administration previously said campaigns do not need to adhere to the state's mask mandate, social distancing and indoor crowd size limitations, The Review newspaper reported.

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President Trump , who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushed industry to make Coronavirus cases now threaten America’ s middle. U . S . cities face shortages of masks Patients with coronavirus infections and heart complications have a risk of death nearly four times higher than

President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that "there will be a lot of death " in the coming weeks as the number of people who had died from the coronavirus in the President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House "We're not yet ready for the high point.

In contrast, at a campaign event in Manitowoc, in the key battleground state of Wisconsin, Biden addressed the U.S. coronavirus death toll, and said he was worried people may be becoming numb to the figure as the pandemic has lasted so long. Biden wore a mask against a backdrop of the U.S. flag.

There was a limited group of attendees and reporters at the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, who sat apart from one another as Biden spoke, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

"We can't lose the ability to feel the sorrow and the loss and the anger for so many lives lost," Biden said. "We can't let the numbers become statistics, background noise, just a blur that we see on the nightly news.

"200,000 moms, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, co-workers who are no longer with us. And so many of them didn't have to lose their lives to this virus, quite frankly if only the president had acted sooner."

For months, the U.S. has had the highest COVID-19 death toll in the world, currently accounting for more than one in five fatalities worldwide at 199,884 of 964,839. It also has the highest number of cases, at more than 6.8 million of 31.3 million globally.

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