President Donald Trump Compares COVID-19 To The Flu

President Donald Trump may be undergoing treatment for COVID-19, but he's still finding time to tweet. While many Americans were at home watching the two Monday night NFL matchups, Trump took to Twitter to compare the flu to the coronavirus.

"Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal," he tweeted.

The former television host's comments come just a month after his political foe, Joe Biden, told ABC's David Muir that he would shut down the country if need to as the nation recovers from the pandemic.

"I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists," Biden told Muir when asked if he would shut down the country if scientists asked him to do so.

However, Biden later clarified that he does not believe the country will get to the point of a shutdown.

"There's going to be no need, in my view, to be able to shut down the whole economy," he told reporters in Delaware.

"I got asked by David Muir a question, if I was asked to shut everything down. I took that as a generic question if -- am I going to follow the science?"

Also, many medical institutions urge citizens against comparing the flu to the coronavirus. The World Health Organization estimates that the flu kills between 290,000 and 650,000 people globally per year. In nine months, COVID-19 has killed more than one million people.

"Doctors and scientists are working to estimate the mortality rate of COVID-19, but at present, it is thought to be substantially higher (possibly 10 times or more) than that of most strains of the flu," John Hopkins University stated.

President Donald Trump is now one of the more than 35 million people to contract the virus. He is being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The hotel chain owner hopes to be discharged from the hospital this week.

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