Dr. Fauci disproved Trump’s demonstrably false claim that Covid-19 is “far less lethal” than the common flu

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci has united with a growing number of health specialists disproving Trump’s demonstrably erroneous claim that Covid-19 is “far less lethal” than the common flu.

Speaking at a Cornell University virtual event on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci said the potential for what coronavirus can do is “very, very much different from influenza.”

“You don’t get a pandemic that kills a million people and it isn’t even over yet within influenza. So it is not correct to say it’s the same as flu. It has some overlapping symptomatology early on. But flu doesn’t do the things to you that COVID-19 can,” he said.