The tweet was deleted and a message from Twitter said it “is no longer available because it breaks Twitter rules.”Another tweet from Jenna Ellis, senior legal advisor to the Trump campaign, which promoted the same false claim on CDC statistics and was retweeted by Mr. Trump remains on the site.
The information suppressed by Twitter appears to have come from provisional death tolls for the coronavirus which were updated on August 26 and lists the underlying health conditions among those killed by the virus. According to the CDC, “For 6% of deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death. ”
In the United States, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is approaching 6 million, and more than 183,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.