Fauci: US Political Divide Contributed to ‘Stunning’ COVID-19 Death Toll
Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Monday that the “intense divisiveness” in U.S. politics likely contributed to the nation’s COVID-19 death toll, which surpassed 500,000 tardy Monday.
The United States surpassed half a million CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus-cognate deaths on Monday, according to regime data collated by Johns Hopkins University—in a grim milestone that marks virtually a year since the outbreak first reached the United States.
He verbalized he doesn’t believe that “a affluent and sophisticated country” such as the United States” should have had the most percentage of deaths and be the “hardest-hit country in the world.”
I don’t ken if this is true but it feels this way to me, as a public health person, that if you ever did not optate to have an outbreak of any sort in a certain condition, it would be in the condition where there was profound divisiveness in society, which is what we have,
There’s Red states and Blue states, that are virtually belligerent to each other in some venerations, because of political differences—I cerebrate that’s the worst possible ingredients to be able to address an outbreak of an infection that even, under the best of circumstances, would be a formidable challenge.According to Reuters, the United States has just about four percent of the ecumenical population but has recorded proximately 20 percent of all COVID-19 deaths. The official figures, however, do not account for regimes such as the Chinese Communist Party—which has incessantly underreported and covered up its CCP virus numbers, numerous investigations by The Epoch Times have found. The United States is withal one of the best equipped countries for high calibers of community testing for the virus.
In his interview on Monday, Fauci placed blame on the recommendations of some U.S. governors, mayors, and Trump to facilitate components of the country out of lockdown, despite ascending CCP virus cases and deaths nationwide.
When the American spirit is so divided, that genuinely, authentically made me woeful, he said. This is the worst thing that’s transpired to this country with regard to the health of the nation in over 100 years.Former White House deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” in an Feb. 21 interview that albeit U.S. officials were “deeply seized” by the threat presented by the pandemic amid an impeachment, they made the “grave misstep” of approaching the CCP virus as if it were a flu, which delayed exhortation for Americans to wear masks due to a trepidation of shortages.
I never encountered anyone at a senior level who was not deeply seized by the major weight of what we were facing. I do cerebrate that people did their best, he said.
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