United States had reported a worse increase in COVID-19 during the past few weeks. According to Johns Hopkins, the US surpassed 11 million positive cases this weekend, almost one million more than last week. The sad thing is that more than 1000 Americans are dying every day, with the death toll reaching 250000.
During this situation, when Coronavirus in the US entered the most dangerous phase, President Trump is refusing to accept the election results. Instead of paying attention to the worsening pandemic, he focuses on how to reverse Biden’s win in November 3rd elections.
Unfortunately, on the most dangerous day for the US when the country exceeded 11 million cases this weekend, President Trump tweeted again, “I Won The Election.”
Not limiting there, Joe Biden’s advisor Ron Klain claimed on Sunday that President Trump does not allow life-saving talks between his health officials and Biden’s team. He said that health officials are planning to start vaccination in December. Their experts need to talk about the Department of Health Services and Pentagon’s vaccination plans in this critical situation.
This Reckless behavior from Trump towards the upcoming government is raising serious concerns among the Health officials. US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that this lack of coordination between outgoing and incoming governments would delay the vaccine distribution. He said it would be better to work with Biden’s team to take charge on January 20.
What experts say
Dr.Fauci also advised Americans to follow protective measure’s including masks and hand washing. He said it is good to have a vaccine, but it is impossible to instantly end Coronavirus as they will first vaccinate high-risk Americans.
Apart from Dr.Fauci, Operation Warp Speed chief advisor Moncef Slaoui calls for transition talks between Trump and Biden teams. Slaoui told the Financial Times that he also wanted to talk to Biden’s team, but the White House did not allow him.
When the pandemic situation is getting alarming in the United States with every passing moment, President Trump is busy spreading misinformation about elections. Instead of taking strict measures to defeat the Coronavirus, he encourages people to attend his Anti-Biden rallies, neglecting social distancing.
Fortunately, Americans have a vaccine that is more than 90% effective against COVID-19. But if these crowded protests continue, it will be impossible to control the virus spread.
President Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The next day, he shared the news with his supporters by writing on Twitter that he and Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump’s reaction to getting covid-19
“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted.
On Friday afternoon, President was shifted to Walter Reed Military Medical Centre “out of an abundance of caution” by helicopter. Talking about the health of the President, Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, said;
“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day. The President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days”.
According to the New York Times, President Trump is not in a critical condition and just showed mild “coldlike” symptoms. It further reported that the President also appeared “lethargic” on Thursday during a fundraising ceremony at Bedminster but did not show any severe symptoms.
What the doctors said about Trump getting covid
According to Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, President Trump, and Melania Trump. “Will continue carrying out his duties without disruption,” in quarantine.
But, here arises a question. If Trump does quarantine for 14 days, what would happen to his campaign? If the virus debilitates the President, how would he attend the presidential debate on October 15?
Trump, who remained active during rallies and outdoor campaigns for many months, has been forced off the track due to COVID -19.
The President testing positive for Corona, just a month before the elections, could influence his election campaign. Due to the quarantine, he has to stay away from rallies, which are an important part of his campaign.
Throughout his campaign, the disease he gave no importance to drove his last month’s movement into a state of uncertainty. He used to mock his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, for wearing the mask during his campaign, and carried out his campaign without wearing a mask, saying that the “China virus” is about to be defeated.
However, if Trump can’t recover, Vice President Mike Pence will become the Acting President under Section 3 of the 25th Amendment.
Social Media reactions
Also, to be clear, everyone in the medical community says that by not briefing Biden’s team about the state of the COVID fight and vaccine development more people will die. And yet, Trump just doesn’t care and I can’t for the life of me understand how this isn’t a huge scandal.— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 17, 2020
Trump’s transition sabotage threatens Covid-19 vaccine rollouthttps://t.co/nDfHKDd7U9— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 17, 2020
Apparently, Dolly Parton donated $1 million dollars to scientists for a COVID vaccine — which means she did more end the pandemic than Donald Trump. https://t.co/Jn2rbc8gAN— Trish Zornio (@trish_zornio) November 17, 2020
The Trump administration deserves praise for the development of promising vaccines in record time.— Craig Spencer MD MPH (@Craig_A_Spencer) November 17, 2020
Unfortunately this has been accompanied by a public health response that in every other aspect has been an abject failure.
As the virus ravages the US, there is still no plan.
Now it is a time when Americans need to think about their lives, about their beloved ones instead of attending rallies by neglecting protective measures. If Americans want to control the COVID-19 spread, they have to move forward. They have to accept the truth by rejecting Trump’s unsupported claims.
COVID-19 cases across American continue to surge, adding more than 1 million new cases in the first five days of December. Increased friends and family gatherings during the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend pushed the country into a dire situation.
Trump’s Covid crisis
Since the start of the new wave of Coronavirus, Health experts have warned Americans to avoid public gatherings. Unfortunately, they overlooked the warnings of celebrating Thanksgiving at home.
The careless behaviors and negligence from millions of Americans put the hospitals under enormous pressure. Two weeks ago, the seven-day average for deaths was 1448. Unfortunately, the number surpassed 2600 last Friday, the highest since spring, with nearly 228,000 confirmed cases.
According to the director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health at Brown University, Dr. Megan Ranney’ US sees an increase in COVID-19 with each passing day. He said that Americans are at the edge of crisis as hospitals are filling up and health workers get infected.
Certainly, the situation is deteriorating. Every region of America has witnessed a sharp rise in the number of hospitalizations. From West to North, Midwest to South, every state is setting a new record.
In Arizona, health officials took on a harsh tone Saturday when the state reported 6,799 new cases in a single day. The Arizona Department of Health Services stated that people should wear masks around anyone, even those you know and trust.
States hit the hardest
North Carolina reported 6,018 confirmed cases on Saturday as compared to 5000 patients reported last week. Meanwhile, Indiana’s health department confirmed 7793 new cases on Saturday. Even the Idaho state situation aggravated too much that soldiers were required to treat patients in the health care center’s parking lot.
On Friday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti referred to the pandemic as “the greatest threat to life in Los Angeles that we have ever faced.”
The associate dean of Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Carlos del Rio, said that it is not the primary concern that space fills. The real worry is the staff who are getting tired and sick. He said that he is anxious about the situation as America is running out of staff to take care of patients.
A nightmare scenario has caught the country. The number of hospitalized cases is doubling; hospitals and health care centers are exhausted. They have no space to admit more patients, and more Americans are suffering and dying. What happens in the next few weeks is totally unpredictable.