Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn declined on Sunday to confirm or deny whether President Trump’s claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are “harmless.”
Hahn was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” to respond to Trump’s remarks at the White House on the 4th of July when he said “99 percent of [cases] are totally harmless.”
The CNN interviewer pressed Hahn: “So you won’t say whether 99 percent of coronavirus cases are ‘completely harmless’ is true or false what the president said at the White House last night?”
“Dana, what I’ll say is that we have data in the White House task force,” Hahn responded. “Those data show us this is a serious problem. People need to take it seriously.”
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