Coronavirus Crisis In ‘Free Fall’ From Trump’s Failures
July 7, 2020
The White House claims the world looks to us as a leader on coronavirus, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While other countries have figured out how to mitigate the virus, infection rates in the U.S. are skyrocketing, we’re still dealing with supply shortages, and states are being forced to shut down again because of Trump’s mismanagement and incompetence.
Dr. Fauci warned that we’re in a “serious situation” that is “really not good” and must be addressed immediately.
FAUCI: “The current state is really not good.”
FAUCI: “We went up, never came down to baseline, and now we are surging back up. So it’s a serious situation that we have to address immediately.”
The coronavirus crisis is in “free fall” as states struggle with higher infection rates and are forced to reimpose shutdown orders.
CNN: “Doctors say the US is in a ‘free fall’ with coronavirus as 32 states struggle with higher rates of infection”
Washington Post: “The pandemic map of the United States burned bright red Monday, with the number of new coronavirus infections during the first six days of July nearing 300,000 as more states and cities moved to reimpose shutdown orders.”
States are once again dangerously low on PPE and experiencing testing shortages after Trump said he wanted to slow testing down.
New York Times: “But in recent weeks, as cases have surged in many states, the demand for testing has soared, surpassing capacity and creating a new testing crisis.”
Associated Press: “The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.”
The White House claims that the world is looking to us as a leader on coronavirus, but it isn’t — other countries are doing much better.
MCENANY: “The world is looking at us as a leader in COVID-19.”
Wall Street Journal: “Some European nations are closing in on a milestone that to the U.S. seems distant: virtually stopping the new coronavirus from spreading within their territories.”
Politico: “Three months ago, public health officials feared that America would be swamped by Covid-19 like Italy. Today, the U.S. would be lucky to swap its coronavirus crisis for theirs.”
Instead of addressing the crisis, Trump continues to lie and downplay coronavirus by claiming we have the lowest mortality rate in the world.
TRUMP: “We have the lowest Mortality Rate in the World.”
CNN: “Dr. Peter Hotez, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN that according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins, the President’s statements were not accurate. Out of the at least 2.8 million cases of coronavirus in the US, as of Monday morning Johns Hopkins estimated a fatality rate of 4.5%, the sixth highest worldwide. The US death toll from coronavirus is more than twice as high as that of the country with the second-highest death toll, Brazil, based on data from Johns Hopkins. Out of the 20 most affected countries, the US also has the second highest number of coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people, behind the United Kingdom.”