White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany pointed out that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) had given incorrect statistics about the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. on Tuesday as Warren questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci during testimony he gave about the pandemic.
Warren asked Fauci if the virus was “contained,” alluding to previous comments from President Donald Trump early on in the pandemic that it would be contained by now, and pointed out that there were 25,000 new cases of the virus and 2,000 new deaths on Tuesday.
In a later briefing, McEnany corrected Warren’s numbers, saying that there had actually been fewer than 20,000 new cases nationwide and fewer than 1,000 deaths from the virus that day.
McEnany pointed out that hospitals had stopped doing routine tests and procedures like the mammograms and screenings she had had after having a radical double mastectomy to avoid a high cancer risk.
She said she was concerned about patients like herself who might not be able to get preventative care because of the coronavirus shutdowns even though hospitals are empty now in most places.
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