Americans are waiting for a signal from President Trump about when life can begin to return to normal.
The public just got their first hint about when that could be.
And Donald Trump shocked Americans with one admission where everything went wrong.
Donald Trump and his coronavirus task force hold daily press briefings where they update the public on the status of the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx alarmed the nation when she informed the public that up to 240,000 Americans may die during the course of this pandemic.
That projection was based on a model put together by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Dr. Birx’s estimate for the number of fatalities in the United States alarmed many Americans.
But days after the task force unveiled this model, critics began to notice that the model was wrong by orders of magnitude.
For example, on April 4 the IHME model showed New York would need over 65,000 hospital beds by that date, but in reality, the state used just 15,900.
The IHME model also projected apocalyptic doomsday scenarios in states like Louisiana, Florida and Texas that were not matched by the facts on the ground.
At a recent White House press briefing, President Trump noted that the nightmare scenario was wrong and the models claimed the United States healthcare system required far fewer resources than the IHME model suggested.
“It’s turning out that we need less hospital beds,” Trump told the press. “We may have models, but we’ve been sort of saying that. In New York, we were saying we think you’re gonna need less.”
Journalist Alex Berenson – who built a following as a skeptic of the end of the world scenarios floated by coronavirus hysterics in the media – pointed out that the IHME model significantly revised down their projections after the rash of negative publicity.
“@IHME_UW appears to have updated its model: It has cut the number of hospital beds needed for #COVID patients on the peak of April by 45% – from 262,000 to 141,000 and ICU beds by 26% – from almost 39,700 to 29,200,” Berenson wrote.
The rate of new hospitalizations in New York also declined and the deaths have begun to plateau as the Empire State reaches the other side of the epidemic curve.
Now, questions about how the administration will reopen the economy and when that will take place race to the forefront.
The American people were willing to sacrifice to slow the spread of the virus, but the numbers indicate that the supposed “experts” that warned of millions perishing were – at best – wrong, and – at worst – peddling fear to induce panic.
There is no question the economy will suffer thanks to the six-week lockdown.
But now that President Trump has proof the “sky is falling” predictions were wrong, Americans have confidence the President will make the right decision.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.