By The Numbers: Trump’s Failed Coronavirus Response
October 23, 2020
The numbers don’t lie: Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus has been a disaster for families across the country. For months, Trump has downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, ignored the advice of medical experts, and failed to come up with a plan to contain the spread of the virus. Now, cases continue to surge, more than 400,000 small businesses have permanently closed, and millions of Americans are out of work. And all Trump has to say about it is, “we’re learning to live with it.”
220,000+: Total number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in America, the highest in the world.
8,400,000+: Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in America, also the highest in the world.
77,640: Number of new coronavirus cases reported on Thursday, a single-day record.
23 Million: Number of Americans receiving unemployment aid.
12 Million: Estimated number of Americans who have lost health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic.
400,000+: Number of small businesses that have permanently closed due to coronavirus.
8 Million: Number of Americans who were pushed into poverty during Trump’s failed coronavirus response.
42: Number of states where coronavirus cases are surging.
7x: Americans have been seven times more likely to die from coronavirus than residents of other wealthy nations.