With 170,000 Americans Dead, This GOP Senator is Still Saying Seasonal Flu is ‘In Many Cases Deadlier’ Than Coronavirus

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is still claiming that the seasonal flu is “in many cases deadlier” than the coronavirus, even after the United States crossed the grim milestone of 170,000 deaths.

Johnson was interviewed on WTMJ’s The Steve Scaffidi Show last Thursday, during which he detailed his views on the coronavirus pandemic and pushed for the reopening of schools.

“Because of the improving therapies, when you particularly add convalescent plasma, we have a real good possibility of bringing the death rate of Covid down to the seasonal flu,” Johnson said. “We don’t shut down the economy because of the seasonal flu.”

The senator then claimed he was following the science to reach his conclusion regarding the virus — noting
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