County Supervisor Jim Desmond said this week on a conservative podcast critical of California’s stay-home orders that the San Diego region has only had “six pure, solely coronavirus deaths.” The comment, which was made Tuesday on the show Armstrong & Getty Extra Large Interviews, suggested that all but six of the region’s roughly 190 deaths should be somewhat discounted because patients had underlying health conditions.
“We’ve unfortunately had six pure, solely coronavirus deaths — six out of 3.3 million people,” Desmond said on the show. “I mean, what number are we trying to get to with those odds. I mean, it’s incredible. We want to be safe, and we can do it, but unfortunately, it’s more about control than getting the economy going again and keeping people safe.”
Listen to Desmond's appearance on the Armstrong & Getty Extra Large Interviews show below.
Desmond also put out a video on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities to allow the people to safely open for business. Watch below.
“ #SanDiego county Supervisor Jim Desmond said after digging into the data that he believes only 6 of the county’s 194 #coronavirus -identified deaths are “pure” coronavirus deaths, meaning they died from the virus, not merely with the virus.” #mhpr https://t.co/wPfTXv5GtP— Minnesotans for Health & Parental Rights (@RightsMinnesota) May 15, 2020
On Tuesday, San Diego county Supervisor Jim Desmond said after digging into the data that he believes only six of the county’s 194 coronavirus-identified deaths are “pure” coronavirus deaths, meaning they died from the virus, not merely with the virus. https://t.co/mS1Qkvzwx1— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) May 15, 2020