Donald Trump has acknowledged that the coronavirus is “running wild” across the US, contradicting his statements throughout the election campaign that the country was a “turning point” on the epidemic.
U.S. With new covid infections approaching 200,000 in a single day, Trump insisted on Twitter on Saturday night that things outside the United States are worse: the world, not just the US. “
Fake News isn’t talking about the fact that “Covid” goes wild all over the world, not just in the US I was at a virtual G-20 meeting early this morning and the biggest topic was Covid. We will heal especially quickly with our vaccines!
– Donald J. Trump (@RealDonaldTrump) November 21, 2020
On Friday, the U.S. 195,500 new cases were reported in the U.S. and the rest of the world. The record is, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country passed 12m cases on Saturday, the largest total in the world.
During the election campaign, Trump repeatedly insisted that the U.S. The coronavirus is “circling the curve” and very little will be heard about the epidemic in the country after November 4.
In his tweet late on Saturday, he made sure to forget to mention “fake news” that “very few people die when Kovid is found”.
U.S. The Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it had issued an emergency use authorization for regenerative pharmaceuticals for antibody therapy that was given to the president in October when Covid-19 was. It happens that the U.S. The daily deaths in were close to the figures seen during the first months of the epidemic. More than 2,000 Americans died from covid on Thursday, the highest number since May.
Trump said this time Virtual G20 Summit early Saturday, That “the biggest topic was covid. We’ll be healing especially fast with our vaccines!”.
Trump also hinted to G-20 leaders that he would work with them in the future.
According to the working dio obtained by the observer, he told the leaders, “I look forward to working with you again for a long time.
Ahead of the summit, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on the G20 to join COVAX, an international initiative to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to countries around the world. The United States has refused to join Trump’s leadership.
Instead, it and other countries, such as Britain, France and Germany, all G20 countries, have negotiated directly with pharmaceutical companies to obtain billions of doses, meaning that much of the world’s vaccine supply is already reserved for next year.
Moderna told Germany’s weekly Welt am Sonntag that it would charge between 25 and 37 lbs per dose of its covid vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered by the government.
“Our vaccine is the same as the flu shot, which is between $ 10 and $ 50,” said Chief Executive Stephen Bensell.
U.S. Back in, millions of people were expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday, ignoring warnings about the spread of the virus.
More than a million people flew from the airport on Friday, according to data from the Transportation Security Administration. It was the second largest domestic air traffic day since the epidemic began.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday warned everyone to avoid cruise ship travel because the risk of the Covid-19 onboard is too high.
Last month, the agency unveiled a framework to phase out cruise ship operations following a no-sell order issued in March in response to the novel’s coronavirus epidemic.