Trump Denies Coronavirus Fatality Rate: I Think 3.4% Is A False Number, This Is Just My Hunch [VIDEO]

The Insider reports:

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed the death rate from the novel coronavirus was not 3.4%, contradicting the number that the World Health Organization gave on Tuesday.

The president appeared in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday, saying he thinks the true death rate is a “fraction of 1%.”

“Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number,” Trump said. “Now, this is just my hunch but based on a lot of conversation with a lot of people who do this, because a lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They’ll get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor.”

Newsweek reports:

That 3.4% figure was cited by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday, who pointed out the mortality rate was much higher than that of the seasonal flu.

“You never hear about those people, so you can’t put them down in the category, the overall population, in terms of this corona flu, or virus, so you just can’t do that,” Trump said.

“So if we have, you know, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by sitting around, and even going to work, some of them go to work, but they get better,” he told the Hannity show on Wednesday.