Author of new (inaccurate) report predicting 3,000 daily coronavirus deaths says it wasn’t ‘intended to be a forecast’ BUT intended to slam Trump

Another bogus model to keep folks hiding under their beds, so that the Democrats can destroy the economy in order to defeat Trump. The thing is, it’s wrong, and the author says as much.

The President is undermined at every turn. The war against the President is a war against us and free will.

Author of report predicting 3,000 daily coronavirus deaths says it wasn’t ‘intended to be a forecast’

By Andrew Mark Miller|Washington Examiner May 06, 2020:

The researcher who developed a controversial report published Monday, suggesting a surge of up to 3,000 coronavirus deaths per day for the next couple months, says he never intended for his report to be released.

Associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Justin Lessler, told the Washington Post he was responsible for creating the model but doesn’t know how or why it was made public as it was not ready to be presented.

“I had no role in the process by which that was presented and shown,” Lessler said. “It was not in any way intended to be a forecast.”

It was reported on Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was in possession of modeling showing a coronavirus daily death toll of 3,000 people by June 1 with 200,000 new cases per day by that same date.

“This is not a White House document, nor has it been presented to the Coronavirus Task Force or gone through interagency vetting,” the White House said Monday in response to that reporting. “This data is not reflective of any of the modeling done by the task force, or data that the task force has analyzed,” the White House said in a statement Monday.

President Trump addressed the model, which he says is based on the premise that the infection rate will be unfettered and doesn’t factor in social distancing.

“That’s a report with no mitigation. So based on no mitigation, but we’re doing a lot of mitigation,” Trump said to reporters as he prepared to board Marine One.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany elaborated on the president’s response to the report.

“The Johns Hopkins’ study being pushed around by the media as factual is based on faulty assumptions and is in no way representative of any federal government projections and, as Johns Hopkins stated, should not be taken as a forecast,” McEnany said. “This ‘study’ considered zero mitigation, meaning it was conducted as though no federal guidelines were in place, no contract tracing, no expansion of testing, while removing all shelter in place protocols laid out in the phased approach of the Opening Up America Again guidelines for individuals with co-morbidities.”

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