Dr. John Torres Fact Checks Trump’s Claim About ‘Harmless’ Virus Cases | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Dr. John Torres Fact Checks Trump’s Claim About ‘Harmless’ Virus Cases | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC 1


NBC's Dr. John Torres joins Andrea Mitchell, fact checking President Trump's claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless," saying that while the death rate may be around 1%, many more people are hospitalized with severe symptoms from the virus, a portion of whom will have long term complications. Aired on 07/06/2020.
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Dr. John Torres Fact Checks Trump’s Claim About ‘Harmless’ Virus Cases | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

71 Comments on "Dr. John Torres Fact Checks Trump’s Claim About ‘Harmless’ Virus Cases | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. the death rate will be shown later, 3 or 4 weeks

  2. His sons girlfriend has it. If we’re lucky…….

    • Peter Bills | July 6, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      @Jeff Gibson Affirmative!

    • Peter Bills | July 6, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      @YouRuse is A leftist org Roger that!

    • Catherine Stankina | July 6, 2020 at 6:08 PM | Reply

      Yessss!!! Pleaeeese?? That would fix all our problems. All the world is waiting for our election to be able to live their lives as well. Even, Iran I believe because they are still very angry that Trump killed their top General. How do you think we would feel if another country killed one of our top generals? We would want revenge!!! If we’re lucky, one of these days we will stop seeing his ugly puss on our TV’s and then we will know that he has it. lol

    • Sherrie Nale | July 6, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      Was jr’s girlfriend originally male ??

    • Rune - Thorne | July 6, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      @Sherrie Nale I actually wondered the same thing.

  3. Sabine Wörner | July 6, 2020 at 3:45 PM | Reply

    USA Population: 328 million people,
    1% will be dying, that are 3.28 million people

    • My doctor told me that eventually 50% of the population will get it so it will be between 1 and 2 millions deaths…

    • Warren Lamey | July 6, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Linda and Warren FowlPatt That is what my arithmetic says too.

    • Lucius Kiirus instead of sitting on YouTube confirming your ignorance why don’t you pop down to your local hospital and ask if there is any way you could help, mimicking Trump and trying to spread his lies won’t help anyone, least of all you. Do you really think he gives a toss about losers like you

    • Lucius Kiirus | July 6, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

      @Tom Smith There is nothing to help with. Hospitals are admitting people who are not on deaths doorstep and they are doing it to get $13,000 per patient from the taxpayer. It’s a big scam.

    • Lucius Kiirus | July 6, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @mkrp4 There are not going to be millions of deaths. No one knows how many there have been because the wackjob medical community attributes everything to WuFlu. Get mauled by a tiger and it’s WuFlu.

  4. Pepper Grinder | July 6, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

    Trump: This will all go away by Easter. Easter 2022.

    • One Drone Pilot | July 6, 2020 at 5:33 PM | Reply


    • Bud Fudlacker why do Americans keep pointing out how in a country of over three hundred million people, all you can come up with is sleepy Joe and a bankrupted reality show star, such a shame Forest Gump wasn’t real he could of fixed your problems

  5. America when will someone who has got a backbone actually stand up to that clown you have in the White House.

    • Brian Holmes | July 6, 2020 at 5:54 PM | Reply

      @Lucius Kiirus I stand by my statement, if Trump overturns 240+years of American growth and creates his Banana Republic then WE will have no choice but to fight these fascist dic’s and take back our Constitutional Republic. And don’t underestimate us vet’s.

    • Brian Holmes | July 6, 2020 at 5:57 PM | Reply

      @Lucius Kiirus You sound like one of those Trumpers from The Village, are you a Floridian? The derp in your comments makes me think yes.

    • Kristina Karina | July 6, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      Steve Dee well, the Secret Service are distancing… and Iran still has a bounty. If I were not ill with COVID I would. But hey it’s just the flu.

    • Lucius Kiirus | July 6, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      @Brian Holmes If you want to be afraid of the boogieMan virus then by all means, do. I however am not aPussy and i refuse to wear a mask… and look, I’m still alive. almost no one dies from the scamVirus because it’s a political hoax. It’s the common cold virus.

    • Lucius Kiirus only in America could you find something or someone as stupid as you, go hug your parents, your Gene pool needs stopping

  6. Laura Lafauve | July 6, 2020 at 3:53 PM | Reply

    Let’s put America’s money where WE are.

    • Jeff Gibson | July 6, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

      How about that Medicare for all Europeans? In the EU and UK they ALREADY HAVE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE, and their death rate is 3 times higher than the USA!

    • Tse Hong Ling | July 6, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

      the problem is medicare for all, how much will it cost, who will bear the cost? the people? their employers? the govt?

    • Laura Lafauve | July 6, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      @Jeff Gibson now, Jeff, we’ve discussed this before. The USA has ONE FORTH of world wide deaths from Carona, but we don’t have anywhere NEAR 1/4 of the world’s population.
      Where did you get your data from exactly?

    • Laura Lafauve | July 6, 2020 at 8:09 PM | Reply

      @Tse Hong Ling actually, there have been several studies, one by Yale University published in LANCET earlier this year, that show that

      1. More people would receive healthcare

      2. 68000 fewer people would die each year

      3. We would save $48,000,000 each year in costs

      It’s a good deal all around. You should check it out.

  7. antony michael | July 6, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply


    Blank page!

  8. Moscow Mitch | July 6, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply


  9. Maybe he’s considering paying “hush money” to COVID-19 so it will go away.

  10. Gloria Gargano | July 6, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

    We are Americans we R smarter than bunker boy. Put on a mask…. he doesn’t have wear one

    • Jim Battersbee | July 6, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      From what I see, Trump really could be the smartest person in America. How many dead now? 133,000? That’s one sick country.

    • Unfortunately not all of us!

    • Jim Battersbee | July 6, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      @Marie S.
      What? not all dead or not all as dumb as a post?

    • @Jim Battersbee – Well, since not all of us are dead, I’m pretty sure she means that not all are smarter than bunker boy. That was the meaning of the original post by Gloria. Meaning, his cult is not as smart as him.

    • Jim Battersbee | July 6, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

      It seems no-one in America is as smart as him. He thought he could shoot one person and still get elected. So far he’s killed over 130,000 and he’s still in with a chance. I bet even he never thought he was *that* smart.

  11. Brutally Honest | July 6, 2020 at 4:28 PM | Reply

    Fifty-seven former government scientists and public health officials have demanded the Trump administration stop politicizing the pandemic. “Sidelining science has already cost lives, imperiled the safety of our loved ones, compromised our ability to safely reopen our businesses, schools, and places of worship, and endangered the health of our democracy itself.”

    • @Jeff Gibson Are you delusional or just ignorant? You are aware of fact check count of well over 16.000 and growing lies and misrepresentations by Chump over the last four years, are you not? Should we also assume that you are saying that you or anyone else for that matter actually believes that Chump and Pence were not briefed and told about the Russian bounty information? Chump is a sociopath and a serial liar in any informed persons view. To deny such is simply a denial of the facts and evidence.

    • Jeff Gibson | July 6, 2020 at 6:09 PM | Reply

      @Corey Ham The covid19 scandal is over so now you hope the bounty scandal will take its place. Any president is warned a thousand times a week about upcoming problems. So what else is new?

    • Jeff Gibson | July 6, 2020 at 6:16 PM | Reply

      @Corey Ham No such thing as a fact check. That’s only opinion checks.

    • @Jeff Gibson LMAO … we all know …. a fact is whatever Chump and his idiots say is a fact. Maybe you should submit that one to the new Webster dictionary as the real definition of what a fact is. No doubt Chump can claim that the earth is flat and you can tell us all that is a fact too.

    • Jeff Gibson Your degree from Trump U is worthless. Ask for your money back.

  12. So someone help me with this death rate only being about 1%. I just checked the Johns Hopkins data which shows 130,101 deaths / 2,911,888 cases = death rate of 4.5%. What am I missing?

    • That’s the exact result I came to as well.

    • Luis Martinez | July 6, 2020 at 6:24 PM | Reply

      Just go to a trump rally without a mask. Wait a month and then come back and show me the data!

    • You’re not missing anything. Excellent math. We know that trump has been pulling numbers out of the air since becoming president. Unfortunately there’s ignorant and lazy people who choose to believe any and all misinformation he throws out there.

    • Bianca Luedeker | July 6, 2020 at 6:45 PM | Reply

      You are believing that estimates are the true number of cases and deaths. Both reported deaths and reported cases are underestimates. However, the number of confirmed cases is much much smaller than the number of actual cases, while the number of reported deaths is only a little smaller than the number of actual deaths.

    • Karen Carpenter | July 6, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      Not only increase in covid19 deaths, also a surge in overdose and suicide deaths due to severe lack of services and isolation, depression.

  13. Hank Terreros | July 6, 2020 at 4:38 PM | Reply

    What do you expect from a dude who thinks like a “three year old”.

  14. Russell Berwick | July 6, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

    Trump believes that if you survive the virus, than you had a harmless experience. I wonder if that’s how the survivors would put it.

  15. John Underwood | July 6, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

    Most of the protesters were wearing masks.

  16. Franco gudado | July 6, 2020 at 5:41 PM | Reply

    It seems simple to understand but not too TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS YOU GOTTA BRING VIDEOS AND PICTURES BOOKS👏👏👏👏

  17. It is entirely possible that the reason why he’s so against wearing a face covering is because there isn’t one available in his color – orange.

  18. He's a Modernaire | July 6, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

    Trump probably thinks MRSA is “harmless” as well. Wait, wtf am I saying? He has no idea what MRSA is.

  19. As people are dying, Trump keeps lying.
    He has to go.

  20. Trump has no clue what he’s blathering about.
    He didn’t even know what “Covid 19” stood for.

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