Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that as of 17:00 on November 2 EST, there were more than 9.26 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States.
CNN commented that the current situation in the United States has become worse. In the United States in the last 7 days (as of November 1), an average of more than 80,000 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in a single day, a record high.
In an interview with The Washington Post on October 31, Fauci warned that the situation is not good and Americans will be greatly harmed. With the advent of the cold winter, people will gather indoors and the situation may get worse.
△At the beginning of the pandemic, Trump and Fauci attended the pandemic press conference together. Picture source: Washington Post
Fauci predicts that 100,000 confirmed cases may increase every day in the next few weeks
The British “Guardian” pointed out that the 79-year-old Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He has advised six Americans on AIDS, Ebola, Zika and other health crises. The President has provided advice.
He is extremely popular among the public and is considered trustworthy.
Fauci said that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows admitted on television last week that the government will not control the pandemic, and he appreciates this approach of daring to tell everyone what they really think.
But Fauci insisted that the United States needs to make “changes” in public health practices. He said that the United States may add 100,000 new cases of Coronavirus every day, and predicts that the death toll will continue to rise in the next few weeks.
Fauci said that at present, the frequency of meetings of the White House New Coronavirus Response Working Group has been significantly reduced, and the role of the Working Group in response to the pandemic has become less and less, because the president and his senior advisers have been busy with economic recovery.
Fauci also said that the opportunity to meet regularly with the president is gone, and he has not had a dialogue with Trump on the pandemic response since early October.
White House Spokesperson Judd Dill criticizes Fauci
White House spokesperson Judd Deere criticized Fauci’s practice of accepting media interviews before the US presidential election. Deere said: “As a senior member of the working group, Fauci has always praised the actions taken by US President Trump during the pandemic, but it is inappropriate to criticize the President and publicly express his political inclination three days before the election.”
According to the Associated Press and CNN, at a campaign rally that lasted until after midnight on November 1, many participants shouted “Fire Fauci”
Trump echoed “Thank you for this.” “Recommendations” and said that after the elections, we will wait for “a short while” to implement them. Trump commented on Fauci at the rally, saying that he was wrong in many ways, even though he was a good person.
This remark was interpreted by the American media as Trump wanting to “fire” Fauci.
The Washington Post pointed out that as the epidemic continues to spread, Fauci’s outspoken criticisms and practices in controlling the epidemic are always contrary to the speech of the US President
regardless of the severity of the epidemic or the continued In terms of time, relevant treatment plans, and whether to take blockade measures, etc.