COVID19 🦠 Newsbites
Trump has more or less stopped talking about the pandemic, as the CDC predicts the US could hit 300,000 deaths before Christmas
  • President Donald Trump has stopped talking about the coronavirus pandemic, even as the US struggles through its third outbreak, and new hospitalizations and infections continue to soar.
  • Since President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election, Trump has used his public statements to double down on the baseless claims that the election was stolen from him.
  • Trump's press conferences and tweets in the past week barely reference the outbreak. When he does, it has been to tout COVID-19 vaccine development under his watch.
  • On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted that the US could pass 300,000 coronavirus deaths by December 19.
Trump has made few statements in recent weeks, and when he has, his remarks largely avoided discussing the virus.

... Trump's tweets, often the gateway to his true concerns, have also been mostly free from virus references in the past.

When Trump has spoken about the virus it has been in the context of the hunt for a vaccine, and his administration's role in producing one.