“Do you know why we have so many cases? Because we test so much. In a way, it’s good, in another way it’s stupid, “the American president said on Saturday during a campaign rally held in North Carolina.

Trump even insisted, “If we tested halfway, we would have halfway cases.”

“If a plane crashes and 500 people die, no one talks about it. COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID. By the way, on November 4, you will never hear of Covid again, “said the White House leader, suggesting that the pandemic will end on November 3, the day of the presidential election in the United States.

Trump’s suggestion to virtually ignore the actual number of cases and reduce testing would only shrink the official balance sheet, but that would not stop the virus from spreading. In fact, lower testing would reduce the health system’s ability to respond to an increasing number of Covid cases, notes The Independent. Digi24.ro.

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with the new coronavirus in the United States on Friday, according to Reuters, a record number of daily cases amid nationwide growth.

The increase of 84,218 cases surpassed the previous record of 77,299 cases reached on July 16, and researchers at the University of Washington anticipate that the death toll from COVID-19 could reach 500,000 by February.