US President Donald Trump retweeted two controversial Twitter posts from former Wheel of Fortune host, Chuck Woolery on Monday.
In his first post, Woolery accused different US institutions of lying about COVID-19.
“The most outrageous lies are the ones about COVID 19,” he said.
“The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust,” he added.
He also said, that their reason for lying is because of the election, and “keeping the economy from coming back”
Social Media Backlash
The tweet earned a lot of backlash from people, especially from medical practitioners and people affected by the virus.
Some people commented on their own experience with the virus, while others called him out for his views.
One ER Doctor retweeted and commented on Woolery’s post, saying that, doctors are “not lying”.
Craig Spencer, Director of Global Health and Emergency Medicine refuted Woolery’s claims.
“It’s actually horrible to see people die from COVID19,” he wrote.
Moreover, COVID-19 is “not about the election” but people dying, Spencer explained.
Spencer also added a postscript to his post saying, “the economy only comes back when we manage COVID”.
“Schools Should Open This Fall”
Woolery also commented on the issue of starting schools.
The former TV show host wrote that “schools should open this fall”.
He also claims that there is “so much evidence” to support the call for opening the schools.
“It is worldwide and it’s overwhelming,” he said.
Previously, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told CNN that, there is no evidence saying it’s dangerous to go back to school.
US COVID-19 Cases
US reported 3,323,432 COVID-19 cases on July 12, 2020, as per a Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data.
Moreover, it has the highest number of COVID-19 cases worldwide.
Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, commented on the US’ current COVID-19 situation.
“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say we have a serious ongoing problem,” Fauci told the Financial Times.
The cases look “exponential”, he explained.
In addition, the growing distrust of experts is making things more difficult, Fauci told Times.