Scholar influencing Trump's pandemic response predicted only 500 Americans would die from COVID-19 - 2020-03-24

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F0.png Scholar influencing Trump's pandemic response predicted only 500 Americans would die from COVID-19 March 24, 2020, Brad Reed, Raw Story

A scholar at the right-wing Hoover Institution who does not have any kind of medical degree has been an influential voice within the Trump administration's response to the pandemic.

According to New York Times reporter Jim Tankersley, Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein has been a "driver" of the administration's push to "restart" the economy even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still growing exponentially in the United States.

Tankersley says that an Epstein essay published last week has "circulated in the Trump administration" — even though it incorrectly predicted that only around 500 Americans would ultimately die from the coronavirus.

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