US Doing 'Very Well' Against Covid, India Has 'Tremendous Problem': Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump mentioned America is doing “very properly” within the combat in opposition to the COVID-19


US President Donald Trump has mentioned that as in comparison with massive international locations, America is doing “very properly” within the combat in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic, whereas India is having a “large drawback” battling the illness and China is witnessing a “huge flare up” in infections.

India’s COVID-19 tally elevated to 18,55,745 on Tuesday with 52,050 folks testing constructive for coronavirus an infection in a day.

China at present reported 36 new circumstances throughout the nation, down from 43 the day before today. The nation’s COVID-19 circumstances crossed the 100-mark on July 29, for the primary time in over three months, sparking the concern of a rebound.

“I believe we’re doing very properly. I believe that we have now finished in addition to any nation. If you happen to actually look, if you happen to check out what is going on on, particularly now with all these flare ups and nations that they have been speaking about,” President Trump instructed reporters at a information convention on Monday.

As such, in comparison with bigger international locations, the US is doing a lot better within the combat in opposition to the coronavirus, he mentioned.

“Remember, we’re a lot greater than – apart from India and China. China is having an enormous flare up proper now. India has an incredible drawback. Different international locations have issues,” he mentioned in response to a query.

“And I seen that within the information, within the night information, I by no means examine that. In any information, I do not learn concerning the different international locations. You are beginning to see that different international locations are having very massive flare ups, international locations that thought they have been over it, like we thought we could be over in Florida, after which swiftly it comes again. They do come again,” he mentioned.

The US is the worst-hit nation from the pandemic with over 4.7 million circumstances and greater than 155,000 deaths.

The US, Donald Trump mentioned, has examined over 60 million folks for coronavirus.

“No different nation is even near that. We have examined 60 million folks – in lots of circumstances about 50 p.c, now fast fireplace, that means 5 to 15 to 20-minute exams the place you get the outcomes virtually instantly. No person has something like that. No person. And I believe we’re simply doing very properly,” he mentioned.

Donald Trump mentioned that the US is starting to see proof of great progress. Nationwide, the variety of constructive circumstances has declined by practically six p.c from the week earlier than, and the constructive take a look at charge has additionally dropped from 8.7 per cent to eight per cent over that very same time period.

“Hotspots throughout the South and West; we have now seen gradual enhancements from their latest weekly peaks,” he mentioned, including that Arizona’s weekly case counts have dropped 37 per cent that could be a large drop and the governor and the state have finished a improbable job down 37 per cent, Texas down 18.7 per cent, and Florida 21.2 per cent drop.

“As we start to include the virus in these states, we should give attention to new flare ups within the states the place the case numbers have risen, together with Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, and I believe you will see that that they’re quickly going to be very a lot underneath management,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, 18 states proceed to have very low case numbers and low take a look at positivity charges underneath 5 per cent, together with New Jersey, New York, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts.

Even in these states, nevertheless, the place the virus is underneath management and at a really low quantity, People ought to proceed to be vigilant, watch out with a view to forestall the brand new hotspots from opening up, he mentioned.

“To that finish, I urge all People to proceed to socially distance, wash your fingers, put on a masks while you can not keep away from crowded locations and to guard the aged very, essential, shield the aged. It’s a lot completely different….,” Donald Trump mentioned.

It will be important for all People to recognise {that a} everlasting lockdown is just not a viable path in the direction of producing the outcomes that one needs or definitely not a viable path ahead and would in the end inflict extra hurt than it could forestall, he mentioned.

“As we’re seeing in overseas international locations around the globe the place circumstances are as soon as once more surging, you may have many locations the place we thought they have been underneath management doing an ideal job, and they’re doing an ideal job, however this can be a very robust invisible enemy. Lockdowns don’t forestall an infection sooner or later. They simply don”t. It comes again many occasions…,” he mentioned.

The aim of a lockdown is to purchase time to construct capability in hospitals, study extra concerning the illness and develop efficient remedies, he asserted.

“We’re doing very properly with the vaccines and the therapeutic. International locations, the place there have been very important flare ups over the past quick time period, are Spain, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, and likewise, as you in all probability heard in Hong Kong, they’ve had some very critical flare ups. Japan has gone loads of–six-fold, six-fold flareup, that”s loads, however they may get it underneath management,” he mentioned.

“In our present part, we should give attention to defending these at highest danger whereas permitting youthful and more healthy People to renew work and faculty with cautious precautions. Ideally, we wish to open these colleges. We wish to open them.”

“On the similar time, we’re putting an emphasis on persevering with to drive down the mortality charge with improved care, remedy, and medical interventions constructing a bridge to the introduction of a vaccine. The vaccines are coming alongside extremely properly,” Donald Trump mentioned.

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