In comparison to his claims during the election season that the world was “rounding the turn” on the pandemic, Donald Trump seems to have acknowledged that coronavirus is “running wild” around the US.
According to Johns Hopkins University statistics, on Friday the US reported 195,500 new cases, a global and US high. The nation went through 12 million cases on Saturday, by far the highest number in the world.
As new Covid cases in the US reached 200,000 a day, Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to insist that things were also poor outside the United States: “The Fake News does not talk about the fact that ‘Covid’ is running wild all over the world, not just in the U.S.”
Trump repeatedly claimed during the election campaign that the US was “rounding the turn” on coronavirus and that after 4 November the world would hear less about the pandemic.
In his tweets late on Saturday, he insisted that the “fake news” forgot to say that when they get Covid, far fewer people die.”
On Saturday, the US Food and Drug Administration said it had released an emergency usage permit for the antibody treatment of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals that was granted to the president when he had Covid-19 in October.
It comes as the numbers seen during the first months of the pandemic were reaching everyday deaths in the US. On Thursday, Covid killed more than 2,000 Americans, the largest number since May. In the United States, Donald Trump seems to admit Covid is ‘running wild’
Trump said early on Saturday at the virtual G20 summit that “Covid was the biggest subject.” We will heal quickly, especially with our vaccines! ”.
Trump also mentioned to the G20 participants that in the future, he will work with them.
He said to the representatives, “I look forward to working with you again for a long time,” according to the audio accessed by the Observer.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the G20 to join COVAX, an international effort to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to countries around the world. Under Trump, the United States has failed to join in the COVAX vaccine inititative.
Instead it has specifically signed agreements with pharmaceutical suppliers to receive billions of doses, along with other countries such as Britain, France and Germany, both of which are G20 nations, which ensures that the vast majority of the world’s availability of vaccines next year is already secured.