The President of the USA, Donald Trump, He assured that if it had not been for him instead of 200,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, a figure exceeded in the United States, there would be more than 2 million deaths and blamed China for “letting the plague escape.”
Asked about the 200,000 death toll from the pandemic in the country, the president said that “it is a shame. I think we did the appropriate thing and we did it well. We would have two and a half million deaths or something in that environment. We would have a number that would be substantially higher (…) We could have two, two and a half or three million (dead) “.
The United States surpassed the 200,000 deaths by COVID-19 and totaled 6,890,014 cases, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
Blame it on China again
“China should have stopped it (the virus) at its border. They should not have allowed it to spread throughout the world and that is terrible,” added Trump, who boasted of having ordered quickly to close the borders to the entry of Chinese citizens, something that however it did not serve to stop the spread of the virus in the US.
At a rally in the key state of Pennsylvania, Trump did not mention the fact that the United States has the highest total death toll and infections in the world, as well as one of the highest rates of infections per 100,000 inhabitants, although he did affirm: “We are destroying the virus.”
They do not control the pandemic
The United States has been experiencing an increase in infections since the beginning of the month that coincides with the beginning of the school and university year and the relaxation of containment measures.
“Don’t call it the coronavirus; it’s the Chinavirus. Corona, corona sounds like an Italian village or something like that. Chinavirus, “Trump scoffed at a campaign rally near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At a rally packed with people, many of them without masks and without any distance between them, Trump mocked his Democratic rival in the November presidential election, Joe Biden. “He always goes with the mask on. All that money in plastic surgery to cover him with a mask,” Trump added.
The provisional balance of deaths in the US from the pandemic – 200,654 – far exceeds the lower limit of the initial estimates of the White House, which projected in the best of cases between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths due to the pandemic.