Health Editor’s Note: Trump downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 from the beginning. He announced that chloroquine and then hydroxychloroquine (which he admits to be taking) would protect or heal you. Disinfectants, when taken internally, would keep you safe. The U.S. would be open by Easter, etc. I have decided that if this pandemic had taken place in a non-election year, with a far different president calling the shots, would we be looking at nearly 100,000 deaths.I think now! New Zealand has had 21 deaths so far….Carol
Trump rips Columbia as ‘disgraceful institution’ after study showed lives lost due to delayed shutdown
by Justine Coleman/The Hill
President Trump ripped Columbia University as a “disgraceful institution” in a new interview released Sunday after it released a study last week concluding thousands of lives could have been spared in the U.S. if shutdowns weren’t delayed.
Sharyl Attkisson asked the president about the study, which determined almost 36,000 deaths from COVID-19 through early May could have been avoided if social distancing and lockdowns had started earlier.
The president called the fact that the university would issue the study “a disgrace” on the show “Full Measure.”
“And I saw that report,” he added. “It’s a disgrace that Columbia University would do it, playing right to their little group of people that tell them what to do.”