In the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the U.S. government at that time adopted a passive avoidance attitude towards the epidemic and missed the best time to prevent and control the epidemic. The White House’s remarks brought misleading to the Americans and eventually paid a heavy price to the people. As the cumulative death toll exceeds 500,000, countless people feel angry and sad.
CNN reported on the 22nd that the number of 500,000 is symbolic, deepening the horror of the nightmare sweeping the whole United States. Just a year ago, the then U.S. government was shouting that no one died from the epidemic, indicating that the government was unprepared for this disaster.
President Trump: So far, no one in the United States has died of the novel coronavirus. No one has died.
What’s more, the U.S. government also continued to downplay the severity of the epidemic in the early stage of the epidemic and mislead people’s views on the epidemic.
President Trump: It (COVID-19) will disappear, and one day it will disappear like a miracle.
Trump: I think these people take safe (domestic flights) and most international flights are very safe.
In addition, for a long time, Trump has vigorously promoted the efficacy of antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine without providing any scientific basis. In April 2020, Trump also said at a White House press conference that injecting disinfectant into the body or irradiating the body with ultraviolet rays on the body could eliminate the novel coronavirus, causing an uproar.
Then-U.S. President Trump: I saw disinfectant wipe out the virus in one minute, just one minute. Is there a way to achieve this effect, such as injection in the body or similar cleaning.
As the epidemic got out of control, the number of deaths increased day by day until the 500,000 mark was exceeded, and the anger and sadness of the American people continued to accumulate.
Pock: Looking at all this around you, you will feel like the plot of a horror movie.
NUTZO, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Health Security Center in the United States: But now the situation is not inevitable. When things come to this point, they are basically a failure to cope.
Daughter of the deceased patient Jason: Behind these figures is real life, and our mother is in these numbers, which is very sad.