WASHINGTON, May 5: President Donald Trump on Tuesday ruled out the possibility that the US death toll from the novel coronavirus would double to 134,000.
Referring to forecasts of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Trump said the IHME model is now showing 134,000 deaths by August, doubling its previous prediction.
“No, I’m not (concerned), because that; that assumes no mitigation,” he said at a White House presser.
“That’s with no mitigation. We’re doing mitigation. We have a lot of mitigation. We have to get our country open. We have to open our country,” he pointed out.
“Right now, the stock market is way up. Everybody is excited. They’re going back to work safely, but they’re going back to work.
“We’re opening up our country again. And this is what we’re doing. The whole world is excited watching us because we’re leading the world,” he added.(KUNA)