Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Says Coronavirus Will *Only* Kill Between 1 and 3.4 Percent of the American Population

Johnson questions DHS Secretary Nielsen during Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington

Kids on Spring Break are not the only Americans who seem to have no clue about the coronavirus. Here is United States Senator Ron Johnson:

I’m not denying what a nasty disease COVID-19 can be, and how it’s obviously devastating to somewhere between 1 and 3.4 percent of the population…But that means 97 to 99 percent will get through this and develop immunities and will be able to move beyond this…We don’t shut down our economy because tens of thousands of people die on the highways. It’s a risk we accept so we can move about…We don’t shut down our economies because tens of thousands of people die from the common flu.


Someone needs to tell Senator Johnson that 1% of the United States population is 3 million people.