US President Donald Trump thinks the corona numbers in the US are exaggerated. The Republican on Twitter accuses other countries of deliberately reporting false infection numbers.
The incumbent US President Donald Trump considers the extent of the corona pandemic in the United States to be clearly exaggerated. Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday that the number of infections and deaths from the “China virus” in the US was “greatly exaggerated” by the CDC’s “ridiculous” counting method, while other countries were deliberately reporting 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.
New high on the weekend
The renowned US immunologist Anthony Fauci held against it: “The deaths are real deaths,” said the director of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases on CNN on Sunday. You just have to look at the situation in the hospitals, where beds are scarce and employees are exhausted. “This is real, this is not fake.”
In the USA, the number of corona cases recorded in one day reached a new high on the weekend. On Saturday, authorities reported 299,087 cases, according to 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, 2,398 deaths with a confirmed corona infection were recorded on Saturday alone. The highest daily value to date was reached on December 30th at 3,750.
More than 350,000 Americans died from Covid-19
In the country with around 330 million inhabitants, around 20.4 million people have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen, and more than 350,000 people have died. In absolute terms, that’s more than in any other country in the world.
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. Future US President Joe Biden has set the goal that 100 million vaccinations should be given in the first 100 days of his administration.