Speaking during the White House briefing Monday afternoon, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained what the media is missing about new Wuhan coronavirus cases.
"Mortality in this country is very low," McEnany said. "The first chart is the case fatality rate in the United States and as you can see the mortality rate has gone like this [down], the case fatality rate and also in the second chart you'll see...the case rate fatality rate vis-a-vi other European countries is much lower than lets say France and Italy."
"What that speaks to is the great work of this administration with therapeutics and remdesivir and dexamethasone," she continued. "The vast majority of Americans who contract coronavirus will come out on the other side of this. Of course he takes this very seriously. Of course nobody wants to see anybody is this country contract COVID."
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responds to question about President Trump's claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless." pic.twitter.com/1gR33Y5ndR— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 6, 2020
In other words, the mortality rate has gone down thanks to new treatments and less bureaucracy.
The U.S. is testing at a higher rate than ever before. We've completed more than 40 Million COVID tests. We are catching more asymptomatics than ever before. As cases increase, the good news, is our mortality rate is going down. pic.twitter.com/euGs0ftBsm— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) July 6, 2020
Fatality continues to steadily decrease: pic.twitter.com/8vsYHFKf4w— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) July 6, 2020
Late last week a new study revealed hydroxychloroquine has also been effective against the disease.
Literally the only reason media came out so hard against this had nothing to do with medicine or science. It was simply because Trump talked about it. Just amazing. https://t.co/ISF6Z1R8RT— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 3, 2020
A very real question should be asked by real journalists:— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 3, 2020
Did some US media outlets encourage people to NOT take a drug that could have saved their lives- all because they hate Trump? https://t.co/QiSiXwQpmr