The Washington Times (not to be confused with the Washington Post) has published two recent articles with that “hoax” story. This is one of them: Washington Times
This article makes two points: first, that the models forecasting a large number of Covid-19 deaths in the US were wildly wrong, and second, that the real number of Covid-19 deaths will not be many more than in a bad flu year. The stories imply that the fear caused by the virus and the hugely costly political response of lockdown were unnecessary reactions to a mass media hoax. Are these stories right?.