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Trump Says Coronavirus “Affects Virtually Nobody” as U.S. Death Toll Tops 200,000

HeadlineSep 23, 2020

Meanwhile, President Trump continues to hold campaign rallies with his supporters packed shoulder to shoulder with few of them wearing masks. On Monday, as the death toll approached 200,000 with nearly 7 million U.S. infections, Trump told a crowd in Ohio that COVID-19 only impacts “elderly people with heart problems and other problems.”

President Donald Trump: “But it affects virtually nobody. It’s a — it’s an amazing thing. By the way, open your schools. Everybody, open your school.”

At least six teachers have died of coronavirus infections since the start of the new school year, with the independent COVID Monitor group recording more than 21,000 cases linked to K-12 schools since the start of fall classes. On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade County school district said students will be able to choose next month whether to return to their classrooms for in-person instruction.

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