Trump Lies: COVID Is “Far Less Lethal” Than The Flu

Stand by for Twitter to zap this latest lie:

Fresh from telling Americans not to be afraid of the coronavirus in the wake of his release from hospital, Donald Trump has now made the untrue claim that Covid-19 is “in most populations far less lethal” than the flu.

The president’s tweet contradicts his own remarks to Bob Woodward earlier this year, when he told the investigative journalist that Covid-19 was “deadly stuff” and up to five times more lethal than the flu.

“It’s not just old, older [people that the virus poses a threat to],” Trump said to Woodward. “Young people too, plenty of young people.”