Testing Delays, Supply Shortages, Skyrocketing Cases — Trump Keeps Making This Crisis Worse
July 9, 2020
Trump’s coronavirus response has been a complete failure, and the crisis is only getting worse because of it. Four months into the crisis, we are still experiencing supply shortages and testing delays, and the virus is surging more than ever.
The U.S. set another daily record for new coronavirus cases yesterday and 33 states saw cases rise this week.
New York Times: “The U.S. sets another daily record for new cases, surpassing 59,000.”
Axios: “The coronavirus pandemic keeps getting worse, all across the country. Thirty-three states saw their caseloads increase this week, continuing a scary nationwide trend that’s been getting worse since mid-June.”
States are still facing testing delays and experiencing supply shortages that should’ve been fixed months ago, but Trump failed to act.
Associated Press: “Four months, 3 million confirmed infections and over 130,000 deaths into the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Americans confronted with a resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites in the summer heat or are getting turned away. Others are going a week or more without receiving a diagnosis. Some sites are running out of kits, while labs are reporting shortages of materials and workers to process the swabs.”
Washington Post: “Health-care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are encountering shortages of masks, gowns, face shields and gloves — a frustrating recurrence of a struggle that haunted the first months of the crisis.”
This crisis will only get worse with exponential growth in cases because of Trump’s failed response.
Politico: “The national death toll is now expected [to] eclipse 200,000 by Election Day, according to the latest models.”
USA Today: “By that gauge, if no new measures are taken, 4 million cases could be tallied as soon as July 22.”