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CNN’s Chris Cuomo On The Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘The Enemy Is Not Death’
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 867 -- Pictured: (l-r) CNN's Chris Cuomo during an interview with host Seth Meyers on August 1, 2019
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Leftist CNN opinion host Chris Cuomo claimed on Monday night that when it comes to fighting the coronavirus outbreak that “the enemy is not death.”

Cuomo made the remark on his show “Cuomo Prime Time,” which spilled over into Don Lemon’s show “CNN Tonight.”

Cuomo began by highlighting a clip from the end of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force on Sunday where Trump said [emphasis added]:

So I just want to end by saying that we’re all in this together, all of us. I have never seen anything like it. The unity, the esprit de corps, the spirit — I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s a beautiful thing to watch.

Unfortunately, the enemy is death. It’s death. A lot of people are dying, so it’s very unpleasant. It’s a very unpleasant thing to go through. But the level of competence, the level of caring, the level of love, I — I just think it’s brilliant, and it’s possibly happening in other countries. Possibly. I don’t know. I can’t speak to other countries, but I can speak to the United States of America.

“He said the enemy is death,” Cuomo said. “The enemy is not death.”

“The enemy is disinformation, inaction, lies, division,” Cuomo continued. “These are all the things this virus is testing in our society as much as it’s testing our bodies.”


To date, the coronavirus has infected nearly 165,000 people in the United States and killed nearly 3,200 people, according to a Johns Hopkins University & Medicine coronavirus tracker.

The problem with the coronavirus is that it is “very, very infectious,” according to Professor Hugh Montgomery, an intensive care specialist based in London.

Montgomery compared the infectious rate of the coronavirus vs. a common influenza strain by highlighting the difference in the number of people infected with each of the viruses after each virus has been passed on for ten rounds.

The average person who gets a common influenza strain infects 1.3 people, and when carried out over ten rounds, ends up infecting approximately 14 people.

With the coronavirus, the average person infects 3 people, and when carried out over ten rounds, ends up infecting approximately 59,049 people.

As the numbers above demonstrate, the coronavirus ends up infecting a significantly higher number of people than the flu, which brings up the next problem: the coronavirus appears to be more deadly than the flu.

CNN reported on Monday that a new study found that while the death rate of the coronavirus is lower than initially thought, it is still much higher than the flu:

The research, published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, estimated that about 0.66% of those infected with the virus will die.

That coronavirus death rate, which is lower than earlier estimates, takes into account potentially milder cases that often go undiagnosed — but it’s still far higher than the 0.1% of people who are killed by the flu.

While the majority of patients experience mild symptoms, “approximately 14 percent experienced severe disease and 5 percent were critically ill,” W.H.O. officials said recently.

The percentage of people that end up requiring hospitalization and need to use a ventilator combined with the fact that the disease is extremely contagious and spreads rapidly combines to create a dire situation for the health care system as hospitals become overwhelmed quickly and run the risk of not having ventilators that are needed to keep people alive.

That is the entire reason that the billions of people around the world, including approximately 75% of the people in the U.S., are under lockdown orders, because the goal is to slow the spread of the coronavirus so that hospital systems do not become overwhelmed, which is called “flattening the curve.”

Everything that is being done by federal, state, and local officials right now is being done in an effort to stop, or at least slow down, the spread of the coronavirus so that it does not kill a large number of people.

The stay at home orders have resulted in tens of trillions of dollars worth of economic damage and an estimated 1-in-3 Americans could end up unemployed as a result of trying to stop the coronavirus in the U.S.

The second part of Cuomo’s statement, that the enemy is “disinformation, inaction, lies, division,” is somewhat correct, but not when it is applied to the Trump administration.

Cuomo’s statement is only correct when it is applied to communist China, which lied about and covered up the outbreak, something that had they not done, could have prevented nearly everything that is going on right now. A recent university study found that the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% had China acted around the time that they learned about the outbreak.

China has also falsely claimed that the U.S. Army was responsible for bringing the virus to Wuhan, where the outbreak originated. China has tried to blame the U.S., and now foreigners, for bringing the virus into the country as it tries to use its state-controlled media propaganda machine to change the narrative about what happened.

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