Skip to comments.Remarks by President Trump and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing
Posted on 04/19/2020 7:34:42 PM PDT by bitt
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Good afternoon. We continue to see a number of positive signs that the virus has passed its peak. Its been very devastating all over the world. A hundred and eighty-four countries. Probably more. That number was as of a week ago.
Dr. Birx will walk through some of these trends in a few moments, but theyre very positive trends for winning. Going to win. Were going to close it out.
While we mourn the tragic loss of life and you cant mourn it any stronger than were mourning it the United States has produced dramatically better health outcomes than any other country, with the possible exception of Germany. And I think were as good or better.
On a per capita basis remember that: On a per capita basis, our mortality rate is far lower than other nations of Western Europe, with the lone exception of possibly Germany. This includes the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, France. Spain, for example, has a mortality rate that is nearly four times that of the United States, but you dont hear that. You hear we have more death. But were much bigger countries than any of those countries by far.
So when the fake news gets out there and they start talking about the United States is number one but were not number one; China is number one, just so you understand. China is number one by a lot. Its not even close. Theyre way ahead of us in terms of death. Its not even close. You know it. I know it. And they know it. But you dont want to report it. Why? Youll have to explain that. Someday Ill explain it.
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:). When I read this in my head I heard Raylan Givens explaining to Wynn Duffy "Next time we have to have this conversation----It won't be a conversation. "
Several reporters were treated for traumatic injuries after today’s briefing. :) lol
CNN got rough treatment today. Feelings and gotcha questions did not have a good day.
Per capita is a good measure but velocity must be considered.
We are flattening the curve, slowing the spread, not stopping it, which means we are taking longer to go through this outbreak. while others are going through it quicker either by design (Sweden, Netherlands) or accident. This means some of the high per capita counts will taper off while the US continues to slowly increase.
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