Trump calls coronavirus infection “blessing from God” as Anthony Fauci warns the respiratory disease could kill 400,000 Americans

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was a “blessing from God” that he caught the coronavirus.

Trump released a short video produced by the White House, showing him standing and saying he thought it was “a blessing from God” that he caught the deadly virus that has killed more than 211,000 Americans so far.

He also said catching the deadly virus was a “blessing in disguise.”

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Trump, not wearing a mask, added that it was his suggestion to receive an experimental treatment with drugs that have not been approved by the FDA.

Trump’s physician said this week that it will take until Monday to know if the President is out of the woods.

“Hi, perhaps you recognize me, it’s your favorite President, and I am standing in front of the Oval office at the White House, which is always an exciting place to be.

“I got back a day go from Walter Reed Medical Center. I spent four days there, and didn’t have to, I could have stayed at the White House, but the doctor said because you’re the President, let’s do it,” Trump said.

“I feel great. I feel like perfect. So, I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it,” he added.

As he tried to sound upbeat over his own infection, the leading infectious diseases expert in the United States Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Tuesday that COVID-19 could kill as many as 400,000 Americans by winter,

“The models tell us that if we do not do the kinds of things that we’re talking about in the cold of the fall and the winter, we could have from 300,000 to 400,000 deaths. That would be just so tragic, if that happens,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said during a discussion with American University students.

Last spring, Fauci warned that the United States could lose as many as 200,000 Americans. “And sadly, we have 210,000 deaths now,” he told the student.

Fauci encouraged everyone to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently and spend more time outside than inside.

Fauci also asserted that a vaccine would not be probably be available to most Americans until next summer or the fall.

The coronavirus has killed more than 211,000 Americans from over 7.5 million infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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