Bernie says coronavirus may cause more casualties than did WWII - VT Digger

 World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion). Speaking in Burlington recently, Bernie Sanders said coronavirus could cause more casualties than WWII.

“Nobody knows what the number of fatalities may end up being, or the number of people who may get ill,” he said. “But we also have to face the truth, and that is that the number of casualties may actually be even higher than what the armed forces experienced during World War II.” Sanders, who spoke with the press at Hotel Vermont but did not take questions, is scheduled to debate former Vice President Joe Biden Sunday night in Washington. Following the debate, the Vermont independent plans to remain in the nation’s capital to continue working on measures to address the worldwide outbreak, his wife Jane Sanders said after the press gathering broke up."

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  • Ivan St George
    commented 2020-03-16 07:40:24 -0400
    What a boob,
    first he says that no one knows how many could die then goes way out on the pixie dust tree limb and speculates we may have more than all WWII deaths.
    People like him are the cause of the mass hysteria gripping our nation
    and should be disqualified from running for any office, much less
  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-03-15 19:27:21 -0400
    Never let a good disaster go unpoliticized ! What a tool !
  • Mark Maloney
    commented 2020-03-13 21:26:41 -0400
    Bernie is digging deep to try to be relevant. Nice try…