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US FDA commissioner declines to defend Trump’s claim that 99% of COVID-19 cases are ‘harmless’

The official of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday wouldn’t remark on President Donald Trump’s case that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are “absolutely innocuous”. He more than once declined to state whether Trump’s comment was valid or bogus.

“I’m not going to get into who is correct and who isn’t right,” Dr Stephen Hahn, an individual from the White House coronavirus team, told CNN.

Trump guaranteed without proof that 99% of coronavirus cases “are absolutely innocuous,” during his comments on Saturday at the White House Independence Day occasion.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gauges that 35% of cases are asymptomatic, yet even individuals with gentle or no side effects can spread the infection to other people.

“I absolutely bolster the CDC and the data that they’re putting out concerning this pandemic,” Hahn said on Sunday.

“What I’ll state is that we have information in the White House team. Those information give us this is a difficult issue. Individuals need to pay attention to it,” Hahn stated, including, “in the event that you don’t follow neighborhood and state rules about what to do, in case you’re not following the CDC and White House team rules, you are putting yourselves and you’re putting your friends and family in danger.”

While the World Health Organization has said the worldwide casualty rate is likely under 1%, it likewise expressed that about 20% surprisingly who are determined to have coronavirus are wiped out enough to require oxygen or emergency clinic care.

There have been more than 2.8 million instances of coronavirus in the United States and at any rate 1,29,000 individuals have passed on.

Trump praised the Fourth of July at Mount Rushmore on Friday and at the White House’s “Salute to America” on Saturday, where numerous participants were seen neither socially removing nor wearing veils.

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