President Trump on Saturday said he disagreed with an assessment from the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the United States could face the “worst fall” from a public health perspective if Americans do not follow guidelines to ease the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“No,” Trump told reporters at a news conference at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club when asked whether he agreed with CDC Director Robert Redfield’s recent remarks.
“You can’t compare it to 1917. That was incredible,” Trump continued, referring to the Spanish flu, which infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide and is believed to have killed at least 50 million.
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