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Trump says U.S. Covid death toll ‘fake news’

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Washington D.C. – Outgoing President Donald Trump last week enraged literally millions of Americans for saying on Twitter that the government’s reported death count from the Covid19 pandemic was “exaggerated.”


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had estimated that the nation’s New Year’s death toll had surpassed the 350,000-mark, whose relatives are the ones Trump had alienated.


On January 20, Trump is slated to leave the White House when Democrat Joe Biden is formally sworn into office as the 46th president of the United States. Trump was defeated by Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential polls.


Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who is a Trump appointee, and the nation’s top epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, took to the airwaves to belie the president’s erroneous allegations.


“The deaths are real deaths. That’s not fake. All you need to do is go to the hospitals and ICUs to see what is happening,” Fauci said on “Meet the Press.”


Adams said he has no reason to doubt the veracity of the figures put out by the CDC, bluntly undercutting the unfounded assertions of his boss.


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