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On Tuesday, President Trump Said, “We’re Turning the Corner” on COVID-19, as 41 States Experienced an Increase in Caseloads 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In response to news that cases of COVID-19 in Ohio have spiked 22 percent, Ohio members of COVID Survivors for Change, a non-partisan grassroots network of COVID-19 survivors, released the following statement.

“I tested positive for COVID-19 in early August, and two months later I’m still experiencing symptoms,” said Sue Ferguson, a member of COVID Survivors for Change in Columbus, OH. “As cases in Ohio spike to new heights, it’s horrifying to see so many elected officials, including President Trump, still questioning its severity. We deserve leaders who care about the health of the people they represent – and will do everything they can to keep our families safe from COVID-19.”    

According to local reports, Ohio has reported 202,740 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, leading to 5,239 deaths and 18,433 hospitalizations as of Tuesday, October 27. Also on Tuesday, President Trump spoke at a rally in Wisconsin and promised the crowd that, “We’re turning the corner…We will vanquish this virus.”

About COVID Survivors for Change

COVID Survivors for Change is a national, non-partisan movement bringing together Americans who have lost a loved one to COVID-19, as well as those who have survived the virus and those whose lives have been dramatically altered by the pandemic. As part of COVID Survivors for Change, Americans are mobilizing to make sure that communities have the funding, resources and leadership in place to address future public health emergencies. Survivors will also find community and healing in meeting other people whose lives have been forever changed by the pandemic. For more information, please visit: