Vastavam web: President Donald Trump asserted that thousands more people have died from the coronavirus in China than the Beijing government has acknowledged, without citing any evidence. “They lost tens of thousands of people,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham that was broadcast on Tuesday night. “They lost more than any other country, they just don’t report it.” China has reported 4,724 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University — far fewer than the 184,644 deaths in the U.S., which has the highest number in the world.
When Ingraham asked Trump how he knows the number of virus deaths in China, he changed the subject. “And by the way, I saw a statistic that came out the other day talking about only 6% of the people actually died from covid, which is a very interesting,” he said without providing any evidence or detail.
Trump may have been referring to data posted on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website saying “for 6% of deaths, Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned.” But that does not mean the other deaths were not caused by the coronavirus. Many of the remaining deaths listed factors like respiratory failure that are triggered by the virus. Other people had conditions like obesity and diabetes, which can worsen the virus’ effects.