Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert, and since 1984, has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has denied President Donald Trump's claim that 99% of coronavirus cases were "harmless," declaring it's "obviously not" the case.
"I'm trying to figure out where the president got that number," Fauci told the Financial Times last Friday. "What I think happened is that someone told him that the general mortality is about 1%. And he interpreted, therefore, that 99% is not a problem, when that’s obviously not the case," Fauci explained.
Yet even basic research on coronavirus statistics confirms beyond doubt that President Trump is correct.
For example, if anyone consults Worldometer’s coronavirus statistics, he or she can easily see, in the first box on the left of the page, about active cases of coronavirus, the essential statistics showing how many among those active cases have developed only mild symptoms and how many of them have developed more severe or serious conditions.
According to Worldometer’s statistics, 99% of coronavirus infections constitute mild cases, and only 1 percent are in serious or critical condition.
Therefore, Worldometer’s statistics fully support President Trump’s assertion. In fact, such a small percentage of mild cases compared to the total number of active cases has been persistent for a relatively long period of time.
Admittedly, Worldometer did not differentiate U.S. statistics on their website as they did with selected other countries. Nevertheless, it is easy to calculate such statistics for the United States.
Simply the number of the serious or critical cases by the total number of the active cases and multiply by 100. Doing so results in the following:
15,818/ 1,757,551 X 100 = 0.9 %.
Worldometer's website describes itself this way (in part):
"Worldometer is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. It is published by a small and independent digital media company based in the United States. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation."
So, the reality is that, at the end of the day, the percentage of severe or serious coronavirus active cases in the United States is actually less than 1(%). In other words, it is even less than what the president has stated. Moreover, the reason it is less is that the percentage of serious and critical cases have been declining in recent weeks.
I find it difficult to understand why Dr. Fauci has ignored such clear and unmistakable statistics, which are available to anyone who wants to track coronavirus cases.
Let us express our appreciation to President Trump for providing the American people with the correct statistics about coronavirus.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid (aka Tarek Abdelhamid) M.D.; Mlitt (Edu) has testified before Congress and before the European Parliament. Dr. Hamid is the author of "Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works, Why It Should Terrify Us, How to Defeat It." Read Dr. Tawfik Hamid's Reports — More Here.
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