Health Expert: 100K To 200K COVID-19 Deaths Is A Terrible Number

Donald Trump is very happy that the prediction for the coronavirus pandemic is that just 100,000-200,000 American lives will be lost to the disease.

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This proclamation comes as we sit at the number one spot for the most cases of COVID-19 around the world. However, an expert in the field disagrees with Trump’s rosy outlook.

Dr. Ashish Jha is the Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He made an appearance on MSNBC recently to shed some real light on what these numbers actually mean.

He began, responding to Trump’s claims that his numbers are good:

“Those are grim numbers. And 100,000 to 200,000 Americans dying from this disease, it was completely unnecessary, but here we are and looking forward. If we do a good job moving forward, and that requires social distancing finally getting our testing up and running and getting our hospitals ready, yeah, that is within the sort of range of what we might experience. No one should feel solace that that’s great, a great job done. That is a completely horribly high number.”

The tragedy here is that it did not have to be this way according to Dr. Jha. He continued:

“Oh, it was completely avoidable. And, look, we all know that for two months our government didn’t take it seriously. We know that. That’s been sort of — that’s a well-known, well established. Even in the last few weeks as the reality has become very, very obvious to most Americans, there are still political leaders who have not taken it seriously. We still had spring breakers in Florida who probably have now spread those infections across the country. We still haven’t gotten our hospitals ready. So I’m hoping that this press conference marks a turning point where everybody begins to take it seriously. I think a majority of Americans have, but there have been too many political leaders who have still been acting like this is not a serious problem.”

This is because we have a narcissist as president. It really is that simple.

Everyone who initially saw that Trump is unfit for office dreaded the day a deadly crisis would hit. This is why.

When a malignant narcissist digs in his heels and refuses to face reality and is in a position of power, people die. It really is as simple as that.

Watch the video below:

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