JUST NOW: Lindsey Graham corrects Trump’s “hunch” to contradict WHO’s death rate for coronavirus

Lindsey Graham on Trump citing “hunch” to contradict WHO’s 3.4% death rate for coronavirus: “I listen to the scientists when it comes to the numbers, and I would encourage the president if he’s going to report things to make sure the science is behind what he’s saying”

Here is Trump’s statement about his “hunch”, which Graham us correcting.

TRUMP: “I think the 3.4% number is really a false number. Now this is just my hunch, but based on a lot of conversations … personally, I’d say the number is way under 1%.”



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WORLDWIDE Coronavirus Stats
March 05, 2020, 14:00 GMT

Tot. cases: 96,782
New cases: +1,604
Tot. deaths: 3,308
New deaths: +54
Active cases: 39,499
Tot. recovered: 53,975
Tot. critical: 6,421

% Death abt. 3.4% (stable)
% Recovered 55.8%