A 56-foot tall billboard dubbed “Trump Death Clock”, which soars over Times Square in New York has surpassed a body count of 48,000.
The billboard is a project of Eugene Jarecki, the award-winning filmmaker who was inspired by the National Debt Clock billboard in Manhattan. The Trump Death Clock one displays other relevant statistics: lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic because of the President’s delayed response.
While the Trump Death Clock does not, by any means, show unquestionably accurate numbers, it operates on a study made by two professional epidemiologists, Britta L. Jewell and Nicholas P. Jewell. In their research, published on April 14th by the New York Times, the scientists estimate that if the White House imposed the safety guidelines only a week earlier (March 9th instead of March 11th), 60% of American COVID-19 deaths would have been avoided.
Thus, the Trump Death Clock demonstrates 60% out of the current number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.
By 11:50 a.m. GMT on May 12th the total estimated number reached 81,265; therefore, Trump Death Clock struck 48,759 in the victims of the virus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has publicly claimed that President Trump had refused to act until the middle of March, despite being begged to take immediate action to stop the spread of COVID-19 as early as January.
“You could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives,” Dr. Fauci said in his CNN interview back in April. “If we had right from the very beginning shut everything down, it may have been a little bit different.”
“But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then.”