Dr. Anthony Fauci contradicted a tweet from President Trump about the Covid-19 death toll Sunday, telling ABC’s Martha Raddatz, “the deaths are real deaths.”
Trump hit Twitter Sunday morning with his often-repeated and incorrect claim that the US has a higher coronavirus toll than any other country because of better testing.
There’s no basis for the false claim and Fauci said so.
“All you need to do is go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with,” Fauci said. “They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country. The hospital beds are stretched, people are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now,” added Fauci, who is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading White House coronavirus adviser.
“That’s real. That’s not fake. That’s real," Fauci said.