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People Are Starting To Question The Accuracy Of The White House’s Coronavirus Model

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As frustrations over the indefinite coronavirus shutdown ramp up, some Americans are starting to raise questions about the models being used by the Trump administration and government officials to justify bringing the nation to a halt.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model being used by the White House coronavirus task force to coordinate its response to the pandemic has come under fire for its inaccurate and wildly changing forecasts. President Donald Trump admitted at one of his daily coronavirus press briefings Sunday that the IHME  model drastically overestimated the number of beds that would be needed to hold patients.