On Tuesday, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta held an interview with Fauci, and he brought up Trump’s rally remarks in order to ask Fauci for confirmation its not “just the elderly” that have to worry about Covid.
“No it’s not,” Fauci responded. “It isn’t just the elderly and those with underlying conditions. It can be serious in young people.”
Fauci went on to say that even though the disease is “much less serious” to younger people as a whole, there is still a “substantial proportion” of America’s population with underlying conditions that are at risk from Covid regardless of age.
“It’s very disrespectful to me, because I’m in my 70s … It isn’t just the elderly and those with underlying conditions. It can be serious in young people,” Dr. Fauci says. Yesterday, President Trump falsely claimed that coronavirus affects “nobody young.” https://t.co/Xe5VqjIyl1 pic.twitter.com/8IEURsxSoP
— CNN (@CNN) September 22, 2020
“It isn’t just the elderly and those with underlying conditions. It can be serious for young people” – Dr. Fauci contradicts Trump’s false claim Covid affects “virtually nobody”.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) September 22, 2020
WATCH: Dr. Fauci contradicts Trump’s claim that the coronavirus “affects virtually nobody” saying that “it can be serious in young people.” pic.twitter.com/Gu46WTZ9eO
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) September 22, 2020