On Saturday night, President Donald Trump made the dangerously inaccurate claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless." On Sunday morning, one of his top health experts failed to correct the assertion, a stunning breakdown of the government's core duty to keep Americans safe and protect the public health.
“We will have to see how this unfolds in Florida and elsewhere around the country," Stephen Hahn told CNN.
“Epidemics are not like hurricanes — you don’t hunker down for a few days and then they’re gone,” said Neil Ferguson.
The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday declined to defend President Donald Trump's unfounded claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" and repeatedly refused to say whether Trump's remark is true or false.
Hahn appeared on "This Week" and discussed the status of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Stephen Hahn, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, repeatedly refused to comment on Trump’s claim.
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