Washington. United States President Donald Trump said the coronavirus outbreak is as controlled as it can be in his country, where at least 155,000 people have died from Covid-19.
The Republican president continued to push for America’s schools to reopen in a Twitter post overnight, and defended his government’s response to the virus in an interview with the Axios news website published Monday night.
“(People) are dying, that’s true,” he said. “It is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we’re not doing everything we can. It’s under control as much as you can control it. This is a horrible plague.”
Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country, and dozens of US states have had to pause or reverse their plans to reopen.
The coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Deborah Birx, said Sunday that the virus is “extraordinarily widespread” in rural areas and cities.
When deaths in the United States hit a record, Trump lobbied to count the deceased based on the number of cases and not as a proportion of the population, a comparison in which the country fares worse than other western nations.
In the Axios interview, Trump again insisted that the increase in diagnostic tests in the United States explains the increase in cases, a claim questioned by health experts who say that the expanded tests explain part, but not all, of the growth. of the cases.
Health experts also call it a key tool to combat the spread of the disease, which had been detected in at least 4.6 million people in the United States as of Saturday.
President Donald Trump and his Democratic contender, former Vice President Joe Biden, promise far-reaching progress for the next four years. Via Graphic News