President Donald Trump has brought back the briefings that he held in the White House every day in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
Once more, Trump has called the Coronavirus the “China Virus” and stated that the current situation would “get worse before it gets better.” President Trump stated that the vaccine studies are going “faster than what everyone expects” and that "it would take years if it were in the old system.”
President Trump encourages American people to wear a mask when cannot adhere to the social distancing rules.He added: " Like it or not, but the masks are really effective” for keeping the pandemic under control."
President Trump also stated that : “All staff working in nursing homes will be tested at the highest level. In connection with that, we will send 15 thousand rapid diagnostic test equipment. These devices will enable having the results in 5 to 15 minutes.”
Mortality Rates continue to decrease
President Trump: “We learned a lot during this pandemic. We are in a good place in terms of necessary sources for battling the virus, and we can send them to places in need immediately. Our mortality rates continue to decrease. Our mortality rates are lower compared to the EU countries and other places in the world.”
He also added : “Our strategy is to ensure that our younger and healthy citizens are able to return to schools and workplaces while protecting people who are at higher risk.”
President Trump: Over 50 Million Covid-19 Tests
President Trump said the number of tests done so far would soon exceed 50 million, and the U.S. is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to testing. I think we have done a tremendous number of tests, but if doctors and healthcare professionals would like to do more, that is fine by me.
Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the national ensemble forecast predicts there will likely be between 160,000 and 175,000 total reported COVID-19 deaths by August 15th.
References: Latests updates on Covid-19 Worldmeter and John Hopkins University