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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:34 AM

Experts and Trump's advisers doubt White House's 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate

Source: Washington Post

Experts and Trumpís advisers doubt White Houseís 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate

Inside the White Houseís effort to create a projected death toll

By William Wan, Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker and Joel Achenbach
April 2, 2020 at 5:20 p.m. EDT

Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus, were mystified when they saw the administrationís projection this week.

The experts said they donít challenge the numbersí validity but that they donít know how the White House arrived at them.

White House officials have refused to explain how they generated the figure ó a death toll bigger than the United States suffered in the Vietnam War or the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They have not provided the underlying data so others can assess its reliability or provided long-term strategies to lower that death count.

Some of President Trumpís top advisers have expressed doubts about the estimate, according to three White House officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. There have been fierce debates inside the White House about its accuracy.

At a task force meeting this week, according to two officials with direct knowledge of it, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told others there are too many variables at play in the pandemic to make the models reliable: ďIíve looked at all the models. Iíve spent a lot of time on the models. They donít tell you anything. You canít really rely upon models.Ē

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/02/experts-trumps-advisers-doubt-white-houses-240000-coronavirus-deaths-estimate/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:36 AM

1. It probably depends on how many moronic megachurches

continue to meet.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:43 AM

2. So will it be more or less?

I haven't been able to conceive 100K even.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:52 AM

3. Part of the reality show

Put numbers of deaths at a relatively high number and repeat over and over again until it sinks into mainstream life. Then when the number come in lower, everyone will claim victory and pat trump on the back. This has been the routine since day one of his presidency.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:58 AM

4. You're right... glee is his not so secret reaction

"Look at me! You have to because you might die because of me!"

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:06 AM

5. Numbers pulled out of PeeWee Kushner's ass.

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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:48 AM

6. Trumps habit of rigging numbers

Are now more suspected than ever. I don't trust anything as long as he's in office including polls, reports, or claims now. Trump just is too corrupt , and is a serial liar. I have no confidence in anything as long as trump remains in office, he's a crook.

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