Outlining plans for reopening American schools, Mr Trump once again argued that children were less likely to contract the coronavirus – contrary to some studies.
“Think about it – 99.5%. It’s extremely close to 100% of all deaths are adults, ”the president said. “Children often have only mild symptoms and medical complications are incredibly rare.”
The comments come despite the fact that 97,000 children contracted the virus in the United States in the last two weeks of July alone.
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John T Bennett reports: