In a purely political stunt, Trump plans to challenge the reported number of COVID-19 hospital deaths. If Trump succeeds in this he will invalidate cisgender lives, much the same as his supporting right-wing media calls the increase of LGBT murders during his term “Fake News”.
Syndrome similar to Kawasaki disease linked to coronavirus at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles while the CDC says three kids have died from suspected coronavirus in US as some children get severely sick.
Axios reports that Trump has complained to advisers about the way coronavirus deaths are being calculated, suggesting the real numbers are actually lower — and a number of his senior aides share this view, according to sources with direct knowledge.
What’s next: A senior administration official said he expects the president to begin publicly questioning the death toll as it closes in on his predictions for the final death count and damages him politically.
Thousands of Americans, myself included, believe we were/are inflicted by the Coronavirus despite not having the luxury of testing. Many of us have/could have succumbed to the virus but our deaths would not have been counted as COVID-19 related.
Hunter at the Daily Kos suggests that we can prepare for that. Trump and his team of fascist, corrupt incompetents are contemplating how boldly they can publicly argue that America’s medical personnel are faking COVID-19 deaths to cheat his government out of money.
And it is quite possibly the worst and most unforgivable claim this team of grifting bone-spur-having cowards has yet come up with, whether they say it publicly or chicken out, continuing to merely grouse to each other about it behind the scenes, and there is very little else that can be said about that without saying something we all might at some point regret.
There is absolutely no evidence for a claim that hospitals are faking pandemic deaths. None. Zero. It is insane, psychopathic bullshit spewed by a decompensating narcissist so wounded that a worldwide pandemic is not bowing to his fantasy wishes and simply evaporating that he instead will be arguing that the pandemic itself is in large part a hoax against him, his tiny hands, his puffy spray-painted face, and his own grand reality-bending majesty.
In reality, it is an absolute certainty that American COVID-19 deaths are still being substantially undercounted, including in New York. And the United States is not alone in having to revise its numbers upward as the true scope of the pandemic becomes clear; other countries have seen sudden “jumps” of deaths after it became clear that insufficient testing had not kept up with the true numbers.
Though Axios relies on at least two sources for the claim that Trump and team believe hospitals are being dishonest for financial gain, the outlet reported that another “senior” official “pushed back,” instead claiming that Trump is not “skeptical” of those deaths per se but is more narrowly peeved because the death toll is being revised to include “presumptive” COVID-19 deaths—in other words, people showing all the symptoms of the disease but who were not able to be tested before being carted off to makeshift morgues because impeached and criminal President Shitforbrains would not take the steps necessary to ramp up testing and has now washed his shriveled grifting hands of even trying. So Dear Leader’s new “thinking,” says the pushbacker, is that he needs to “properly convey” to the American people why they should not be “startled” by the escalating death toll number.