Trump launches false attacks on doctors

Trump launches false attacks on doctors
There is no evidence for Mr Trump's claim. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: On Friday, the US president Donald Trump baselessly claimed that doctors are inflating the coronavirus death count for monetary gain. The President claimed this in a time while cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge across the country.

At a rally in Waterford Township, Michigan, Mr Trump said: “Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid. You know that, right? I mean our doctors are very smart people. So what they do is they say ‘I’m sorry but everybody dies of Covid,”. Mr Trump did not provide any evidence supporting his words.

There is no evidence for his claim and the comments represent a stunning attack on medical workers as the US faces its worst public health emergency in more than 100 years. ]

More than 90,000 Americans have been diagnosed with Covid-19 as of Friday evening, a new daily high, and according to a count from Johns Hopkins University, at least 929 deaths have been reported. Two states, Wyoming and South Dakota, reported their highest daily death tolls on Thursday.

Medical experts have long predicted that the fall and winter would bring Covid-19 spikes as temperatures dropped across the country and people began spending more time indoors.

The country is now experiencing that coronavirus spike — the five days with the most reported cases have all come in the last week.

There is no evidence that suggests doctors or hospitals are inflating their coronavirus numbers. There were 20% more deaths from March 1 through August 1 than normally would be expected, according to new research published this month.

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