On Tuesday, the United States President’s tweet was red-flagged by Twitter. The tweet made, compared the seriousness of the coronavirus with the flu. Twitter put a warning and red-flagged on the tweet and said that the content included potentially misleading information.
“Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu,” Trump tweeted. “Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with COVID, in most populations far less lethal!!!”
Trump’s tweet came after he was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. He was admitted there as he contracted the coronavirus. The US President on Monday asked his citizens to not fear COVID-19. He had contracted the disease and yet he removed his face mask and posed for pictures.
According to CNN, earlier in the day, Facebook also removed a similar post by Trump.
During the 2019-2020 influenza season, the flu was associated with 22,000 deaths, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 2 lakh lives in the United States alone so far.
Several White House officials, including First Lady Melania Trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus lately. On Monday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said she has also contracted the infection.
Meanwhile, According to a UK media report, coronavirus vaccine which was developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca could be cleared by health regulators by this year’s end.
As per a protocol developed by the Joint Committee of UK on Vaccination and Immunisation, any vaccine which is approved will be given to all those with age over 65 years, later given to younger adults who are at higher risk.