The AGE reported that Donald Trump Jr declared that coronavirus deaths had dropped to “almost nothing,” questioning the seriousness of the pandemic on a record-breaking day for new cases in which more than 1000 Americans died of the virus.
‘Why aren’t they talking about deaths?’ ” Trump Jr said. “Oh, because the number is almost nothing.
At least 1063 people in the US died of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the second-highest daily total for October, and 5668 have died in the past seven days.
More worrying still is that the number of new infections is rising steeply and with no way of curbing this, this rate of increase is only going to accelerate.
At the beginning of October, new infections were 40,000 a day. At the end of October they are 60,000. That’s a 50% increase. By the end of November, daily infections should be reaching approximately 100,000 a day.
It is called exponential growth. Even if there is a vaccine by the new year, it is unlikely that it roll out will be able to control this kind of growth.
It is likely, that in three months, Americans will look back on Donald Trump Jr’s statement that 1000 deaths in a day was “almost nothing” and think sadly that he was probably right.