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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's faulty claims on flu and coronavirus

 

October 7, 2020



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is back to making false comparisons between COVID-19 and the flu, contradicting science and even himself.

TRUMP: "Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!" — tweet Tuesday.

THE FACTS: First, he's overstating the U.S. death toll from the seasonal flu. The flu has killed 12,000 to 61,000 Americans annually since 20...



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