White House Denies Reports of Internal Documents Showing Projected Coronavirus Daily Death Toll

The White House is denying a report that members of President Donald Trump’s administration predict that by June 1, there will be 3,000 coronavirus deaths per day. 

The New York Times reported earlier on Monday that the predictions were based off data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

That predicted number of daily deaths would be roughly double the current average of 1,750. Additionally, they predict that the number of new cases per day would leap from 25,000 to 200,000.

“This is not a White House document nor has it been presented to the Coronavirus Task Force or gone through interagency vetting. This data is not reflective of any of the modeling done by the task force or data that the task force has analyzed,” Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.

He continued, “The President’s phased guidelines to open up America again are a scientific driven approach that the top health and infectious disease experts in the federal government agreed with. The health of the American people remains President Trump’s top priority and that will continue as we monitor the efforts by states to ease restrictions.”

The Times’ report comes a day after former Food and Drug Administration Commission Scott Gottlieb said that the mitigation efforts were not working “as well as we expected,” as IJR reported

“While mitigation didn’t fail, I think it’s fair to say that it didn’t work as well as we expected,” Gottlieb said. “We expected that we would start seeing more significant declines in new cases and deaths around the nation at this point and we’re just not seeing that.”

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Additionally, Gottlieb said he predicts that by the end of June, there will still be around 30,000 confirmed cases added every day. 

Responses

  1. Once we go outside from being hunkered down at home, Of Course cases will Rise!
    How could it be any different.

  2. So once again, there needs to be ANOTHER investigation into who wrote this report. Is there not enough controversy out there as it is? And for the corrected record, the task force of so called experts advise Trump and the. Decisions are made…not the other way around. This is sad, reckless and fear mongering news.

  3. The NYT reports a story, based on anon. sources, found in a tea cup by a leaf reader. Is this another fake document like the “whistleblower” letter.

  4. The TIMES???? What a joke. The clown car of the media world.

    A 2019 survey found that around 23 percent of American voters believe The New York Times (NYT) to be a very credible source of news and information through its print and digital publications. Just 14 percent seriously doubted the credibility of The New York Times, though another 12 percent had some reservations about the publication.

    1. Robert, are you defending the NYT? Your comment says that more find it very credible than not. There is also this line further down in the same report: “In addition to generally high perceptions of the publication’s trustworthiness among U.S. citizens, most Americans also find it to be accurate in its reporting.”

  5. If his mouth is open, it’s not truth comming out, it’s a lie !

  6. “The White House is denying a report” Article

    But of course they would, and with their record of truth telling, don’t believe a word of it until actually proven otherwise. This is what fascists DO!

    1. Monon….there are several estimates of that data….so far highly inaccurate. You really think the media has the country’s best interest at heart? They want to continue to build the fear and to take the focus from creepy Uncle Joe’s rape allegations.

      1. “You really think the media has the country’s best interest at heart?”

        Robert must be confused.

        Maybe he foolishly thinks that inept King Donald The Loser and his incompetent court has this country’s best interest at heart.

      2. Robert is so confused he uses reports that back up the credibility of the NYT to “smear” the paper of record and then accuses you of being the moron.
        statista(dot)com/statistics/239749/credibility-of-the-new-york-times-in-the-united-states/

      1. Your more than silly name calling rhetoric isn’t even elementary school recess gibberish. Grow up.

  7. THE ABSOLUTE ASS WHOLE president is gonna be super pissed. He’s running out folks to blame for his continuing absolutely inadequate, incompetent, impotent, and irresponsible response to the pandemic.

    1. Idiot… Take a look at what the CDC and WHO estimated the death toll would be months back..they were claiming MILLIONS.

      1. They were giving the figures for raw transmission and spread.

        In other words, if we did nothing, this is the kind of figures you would get.

        The US has some of the worst figures in the world for their response, as the worlds leading medical care provider.

        We’ve tested ~1% of people, of those tested positive, the current outcome is 5.8% dead.

        That’s the kind of figures you would see across the whole 325M population with uncontrolled spread.

        This is why we need to isolate and socially-distance ourselves.

      2. Robert is a typical Caucasian trash heartless, mindless, soulless, anti-humanity piece of shit who doesn’t care how many die as long he isn’t one of them.

    2. Are you referring to Obama? Sure sounds like it. You’re behind by 11 years. The Swine flu (H1N1) wasn’t even disclosed for months. And it was also a pandemic.
      Great language. Talk to your mother that way?

      1. The Obama administration called a national health emergency (the highest level they can call short of National Emergency) after 12 cases were detected, before a single person died.

        “ On April 22, the CDC first activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). On April 25, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern. On April 26, a public health emergency was declared in the United States, which was renewed twice.”

          1. Cherl, he doesn’t need a source. This is established fact, and your refusal to learn actual history will not change those facts.

          2. Cheri is another trumpukelican moron who has never seen a fact to change her asinine opinions. Just like THE ABSOLUTE ASS WHOLE.

        1. Typical trolls. I don’t need no stinkin’ proof. It’s because I said so. Just more blubbering by the marginally educated. Obviously liberals.

          1. There is a difference between saying proof us not needed (your stance) and every single reputable source reporting the facts pointed out in Mike’s comment. There are so many sources, all you have to do is a quick Google search and choose just about any link. Just because you choose to remain ignorant, we will not let you question reality without calling you out on it.

          2. Michael can’t read. He doesn’t realize that no sources were named. He accuses you of saying no sources were needed. What a maroon!!!

        2. Gee, Mike and only 60.8 million cases happened in one year in the US.

      2. My mother is dead.
        STILL ragging on Obama as if he were president and not THE ABSOLUTE ASS WHOLE eh.
        Denial is not a river in Egypt.

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