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Trump official defends misleading claim 99% of coronavirus cases are 'harmless'

6 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, spoke out as US death toll topped 130,000 following surge of new Covid-19 cases US politics - live coverage A senior ally of Donald Trump has defended the US president's dangerously misleading claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” and ruled out a national mask-wearing mandate. Related: Think a 'mild' case of Covid-19 doesn't sound so bad? Think again | Adrienne Matei
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White House Hopes Americans Will Just Get Used to Dying of Coronavirus

6 monthes ago   |   By Vanity Fair

After the president claimed that “99%” of COVID-19 cases are “harmless,” his aides are reportedly working on messaging to convince Americans that they can “live with the virus being a threat.”
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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows defends Trump's false claim that '99%' of coronavirus cases are 'harmless'

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows defends Trump's false claim that '99%' of coronavirus cases are 'harmless'

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Monday backed President Donald Trump's false claim that "99%" of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless."
During his first interview since taking the role, Meadows told "Fox and Friends" that Trump was "right" to downplay the risks associated with the virus.
"The vast majority of people are safe from this," Meadows said.
"If you're over 80 years of age or if you have three what they call co-morbidities... then you need to be very, very careful. Outside of that, the risks are extremely low."
Trump claimed during a White House speech on Saturday...
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