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Medical Expert Throws A Flag On Media's Doomsday Predictions

Jeff Katz
March 27, 2020 - 11:30 am

During the White House coronavirus task force briefing on Thursday, Dr. Deborah Birx smashed the liberal media's constant doomsday claims over the virus and gave them a harsh reality check.

Dr. Birx not only asked for the incessant worst-case scenario "reporting" to cease, she carefully took apart the media's narrative by noting the complete miss by the Imperial College model, which suggested that more than 500,000 people would die from the virus in the U.K. and more than two million in the United States.

She then further embarrassed the "real" reporters by asking what Italy's death toll would look like if the model's percentages were accurate.

"We are about five times the size of Italy. If we were Italy and you did all those divisions, Italy should have close to 400,000 deaths," she said. "They're not close to achieving that. So, these are the kinds ever things we are trying to understand. Models are models. We’re adapting to the reality --- there is enough data now of the real experience with the coronavirus on the ground to make predictions much more sound. So, when people start talking about 20 percent of a population getting infected, it's very scary, but we don't have data that matches that based on the experience."