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Daughter Who Lost Dad to COVID: He ‘Didn’t Panic…He Died’

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Hours after it was revealed that President Donald Trump intentionally misled the American public about the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly 200,000 lives nationwide, the president explained his actions by saying that he didn’t “want to scare people.”

The daughter of a Trump supporter who died from COVID-19 told reporters on Thursday morning that she would rather her father have been frightened than dead.

“Sure, my dad did not panic, but instead, he died,” said Kristin Urquiza, founder of Marked By COVID, a group founded in honor of her father, Mark Anthony Urquiza, who died from the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. “These are serious actions that have resulted in insurmountable, preventable loss of life, and I’d much rather have dealt with a father who was a little scared versus one who was led to his death.”

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