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Trump: number of corona infections and deaths is exaggerated

Updated January 3, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

  • In the USA, the number of corona cases continues to rise sharply.
  • Meanwhile, US President Trump calls the CDC’s counting method “ridiculous” and the numbers collected as excessive.

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The incumbent US President Donald Trump thinks that extent the corona pandemic in the United States for clearly exaggerated. Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday, the number of infections and deaths from the “China virus” is “greatly exaggerated” in the USA by the “ridiculous” counting method of the US health authority CDCwhile other countries intentionally reported false lower numbers. In case of doubt, something is simply referred to as Covid, he continued and concluded with the words “Fake News!” – his repeated reference to alleged false news.

The renowned US immunologist Anthony Fauci held against it: “The deaths are real deaths”the director of the National Infectious Disease Institute told CNN on Sunday. You just have to get the Location in the hospitals where beds are scarce and employees are exhausted. “This is real, this is not fake.”

New high of corona infections

In the USA, the number of corona cases recorded in one day reached a new high on the weekend. Authorities reported 299,087 cases on Saturday, as emerged from data from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore on Sunday morning (CET). The previous record was registered on December 18 with 249,664 new infections. At the same time were alone on Saturday 2.398 Tote recorded with a confirmed corona infection. The highest daily value to date was reached on December 30th at 3,750.

In the country with around 330 million inhabitants, around 20.4 million people infected with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen, more than 350,000 people died. In absolute terms, that’s more than in any other country in the world.

In the future, a million people are to be vaccinated every day

Vaccinations against the virus have been administered in the USA since December. At the beginning, the speed of the vaccination campaign fell short of expectations. Fauci said it was understandable that things would not go smoothly at the start of such a large vaccination campaign. But it is realistic that in the future one million people in the country could be vaccinated every day. D.he future US President Joe Biden has set the goal that 100 million vaccinations should be given in the first 100 days of his administration. (dpa / fra)

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