Although it was already clear that the 200,000 death toll in the United States would be exceeded, Trump told Fox News on Tuesday that the country had done an “amazing job” and “the only one where we did poorly was PR.”
The day before, the President of the USA was quoted by the ABC station: “We are in a good situation. Vaccines are coming quickly. “He said at the election rally again,” that the coronavirus is affecting the elderly with heart and other problems. “He reiterated that the young are basically immune: It almost doesn’t occur to anyone. “
Trump also rejected criticism of his policy on the coronavirus pandemic: “I think if we didn’t do it adequately and correctly, you would have 2.5 million dead.”
At the end of March, Trump said, according to The Washington Post, that if “the administration keeps the death toll between one hundred and two hundred thousand, it will do a very good job.”
Estimates: 600 thousand dead by the end of the year
Moderate statistical models estimate that there could be 380,000 victims in the United States by the end of 2020, CNN said. The worst-case scenarios envisage a tragic December balance of 600,000 victims for the New Year, and another 415,000, said the Institute for Health Statistics and Research (IMHE).
According to Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, the situation in the US will not return to normal until the end of next year.