The United States is now leading the world in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that is now devastating the globe.
As reported for the first time by the New York Times that one tested more than 80,000 people in the USA positive for the virus and thus overshadowed the number of diagnoses in China and Italy . Data maintained by Johns Hopkins University shows that the number of coronavirus cases exceeded 83,000 on Thursday evening.
The news follows today's reports of unsuccessful attempts by the Trump reelection campaign to bury democratic ads, including his allegation, from a February 28 campaign rally that his abuse of the Covid-19 crisis was the “new prank “Was the democrat. (The campaign's cease-and-desist declarations argue that the advertisements appear to imply that covid-19 itself is a joke, rather the letter argues that he said that his supposed sloppy disregard for the seriousness of the crisis was a joke, but who cares at this point? Today's report proves that they are obviously correct in claiming that he messed it up deeply. ) At the time of the rally, the Centers for Disease Control reported 64 confirmed cases in the United States. On the same day, the New York Times reported more than 79,000 cases in China. The Times currently reports that China has 81,285 cases.
Two days ago, the President said he would love to have the country "opened" until Easter, even though reports indicated that the number of US corona viruses died in the United States a rate doubled from every three days in contrast to Italy, which doubled by five and as the curve flattened on mainland China.
Trump continues to avoid calls to enforce the Defense Production Act which would give the federal government more power over the manufacture and delivery of critical medical devices like respirators for which he has left states to compete alone . And he sent a letter to the governors on Thursday saying that his government had planned to loosen federal guidelines on social distancing the rare efforts to curb the spread of the virus in the community far earlier as recommended by health professionals.
Earlier this week, UN Secretary General António Guterres reminded the G20 leaders that infections had accelerated rapidly:
It took the world three months to reach 100,000 confirmed cases of infection. The next 100,000 happened in just 12 days. The third lasted four days. The fourth, just one and a half. This is exponential growth and just the tip of the iceberg.
Both the New York Times and Johns Hopkins University reported approximately 1,200 deaths in the United States, about a third of which were in China, where a majority appear to have one Was infected for a month before they died.