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Trump puts health officials back on hook by saying COVID-19 is 99% “safe”

July 5, 2020

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Stephen Hahn had to deal with the statements made by US President Donald Trump this Sunday, in which he confirmed that the coronavirus is “completely harmless” 99 percent of the time .

“I will not go into who is right or who is not,” Hahn, member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told CNN. “What I’m going to say is that we have data on the White House task force. This data shows that there is a serious problem. People have to take it seriously,” he said when he reiterated Trump’s words was asked. .

“I fully support the CDC and the information they have provided about this pandemic,” said Hahn, who recalled that the epidemic was “a rapidly changing situation.”

Trump puts health officials back on hook by saying COVID-19 is 99% “safe”Trump puts health officials back on hook by saying COVID-19 is 99% “safe”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 35 percent of cases of infection are asymptomatic, but people with mild symptoms and those without symptoms can also infect others.