On the first day of the New Year in 2021, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 20 million. After the end of the traditional holiday, the epidemic in the United States is still accelerating.
However, in the face of the out-of-control of the epidemic and the failure of the government, US President Trump chose to deny it again. On the 3rd local time, Trump posted on social media that the epidemic data such as diagnosis and death in the United States have been deliberately exaggerated.
In response, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had no choice but to respond. As long as you go to the front line of the fight against the epidemic, you can see what kind of high pressure state medical staff are in the United States. These epidemic data are real.
Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: These death data are real. All you (Trump) have to do is go to the front trenches, to the hospital, and see what the medical staff are dealing with there. Medical staff in many parts of the country are under great pressure, and hospital beds are already overstretched. People will have no beds to use, and trained medical personnel will be exhausted. This is real, not fabricated, this is true.
Fauci: We can’t choose to escape.
Fauci also said in an interview with ABC that the combination of inconsistent prevention and control measures, indoor gathering activities in winter and increased holiday travel have caused the terrible situation of the epidemic in the United States. However, in the face of the continuous surge in the number of confirmed cases and deaths, we cannot choose to escape.
Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: It’s terrible that 300,000 new confirmed cases and 2,000 to 3,000 new deaths every day are added every day. But we cannot escape these figures, which is what we must grasp. We should take action to strictly abide by public health measures, without exception to the national consensus.
U.S. Public Health Secretary: There is no reason to doubt the epidemic data
In response to US President Trump’s repeated claim that the U.S. epidemic data have been deliberately exaggerated, Jerome Adams, the director of the U.S. Public Health Bureau, said in an interview with CNN on the 3rd local time that there is no reason to doubt the current epidemic data.
CNN anchor: More than 350,000 Americans have died of COVID-19.
Can you tell the American people, including the family and friends of those who have died, this death statistics true?
Jerome Adams, Director of the U.S. Public Health Bureau: We have discussed that one of the most challenging things during the epidemic is to convey accurate health information to the American people in a political environment. From a medical point of view, I have no reason to doubt those epidemic figures.