John Legend Falsely Claims U. S i9000. Has Highest Coronavirus Death Rate in the World
Pop star John Legend has falsely claimed in an interview with GQ which will the United States has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, when in reality several European countries exceed the U. S. in terms connected with deaths per 100, 000 persons.
GQ hasnât corrected Legendâs erroneous assertion or offered virtually any clarification in the article. The pop star also lashed away at President Donald Trump in the interview, calling his controlling of the global pandemic âso ridiculously dumb and so ridiculously selfish and narcissistic at the same time.â
John Legend made his comments in a discussion with GQ Hype â? the digital weekly from British GQ magazine â? to showcase his upcoming album Bigger Love. When mentioned the White Houseâs plan of action to deal with the pandemic, Legend lashed away repeatedly at the commander in chief.
âHeâs the exact opposite of what we need right now. It couldnât be a worse person to be in charge right now than him and thatâs what America is stuck with,â Legend explained. âAnd thatâs why we have the highest death rate in the world from this disease.â
In fact, the You. S. doesnât have the top COVID-19 death rate in the world. In terms of dying, death per 100, 000 people, the U. S. ranks seventh, right behind such countries as Belgium, Spain, Italy, and France, based on Johns Hopkins Universityâs Coronavirus Resource Center.
The center also found that the U. S. ranks ninth in the world in terms connected with the number of COVID-19 dying, death per 100 confirmed cases. The statistics donât take into bill coronavirus deaths in China, in whose official figures are widely alleged of being fake.
GQ, which is owned by Conde Nast, didnât respond to some sort of request asking why the journalist still did not correct Legend or so why editors didnât offer any filtration.
In the interview, Legend also claimed that President Trump âdoesnât listen to scientists and makes every decision on how it will benefit him personally.â But Dr. Anthony Fauci said last month that the president heard his advice if he recommended that mitigation hard work be taken to stop the spread of the virus.
âThe first and only time that I went in and said we should do mitigation strongly, the response was, âyes, weâll do it,ââ saidÂ Fauci, Â director connected with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during some sort of White House briefing in April.
John Legend, who recommended Elizabeth Warrenâs failed bid regarding the White House, told GQ that they thinks President Trumpâs measures will prolong the pandemic.
âI donât believe weâre going to be out of the woods for a while, because of his incompetence, his selfishness, his short-sightedness and his inability to coordinate a real national response.â