US president Trumps statement last weekend that “99 percent of the Corona virus cases are harmless” sparked fury in the media.
It’s no secret, CNN editors hate the President. No surprise that, after the remarks from the Donald Trump, CNN explode in anger as on the other side of the ocean the BBC, as far as I am able to monitor, is in eloquent silence.
The remark from the POTUS is in line with findings elsewhere outside the US. As testing increases, the daily number of people infected rise but a big majority show no or very minor symptoms only.
Doubts about the reliability of mass media reports rise as FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn refused vehemently to comment on the accuracy of President Donald Trump’s claim.
CNN and among them many other broadcasters waved away the shocking conclusion by emphasizing that many people die of COVID-19. Not a word whether the President is right or wrong with his very important claim.
As we know, the number of deaths is worldwide far below levels as seen during the flu season of 2017/2018.
How can it be that intensive Care workers did not complain in the past as the number of flu patients and hospitalizations was at least double the number as today with COVID-19.
What the heck is going on?
When pressed multiple times during Sunday morning news shows in America, the FDA Commissioner resisted answering the question whether the President is right.
Trump added further: “There were no test for a new virus, but now we have tested almost 40 million people. By doing so, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless, results that no other country can produce because no other country has testing that we have, not in terms of the numbers or in terms of the quality.”
In Europe, there is just limited testing capacity. Findings are based on ad hoc testing.
The incident is creepy because FDA Commissioner Hahn overruled over and over again the trivial question about the validity of the President’s remarks by telling “I am not going to get into who is right and who is wrong”
Instead of answering this very important question, he spoke about the surging number of coronavirus cases in the United States, emphasizing, “The way out of this for all Americans is to follow the CDC and the White House task force guidelines.”
The death numbers produced by many non-US governments are worthless since in many countries testing is inadequate. It says nothing about the severity of the virus.
The World Health Organization is misleading the world all the time. I believe there is enough evidence to launch a criminal investigation and prosecution for the ones responsible.