'We Test More Than Anybody By Far': Trump On COVID-19 Testing In US

US President Donald Trump stated what China did to the world shouldn’t be forgotten.


America has the largest COVID-19 testing programme on the earth, higher than massive nations like Russia, China, India and Brazil, President Donald Trump stated on Monday, asserting that America has “simply in regards to the lowest mortality fee” as a result of illness on the earth.

“We have now one of many lowest mortality charges wherever,” Trump stated at a White Home roundtable. Greater than 34 lakh People have examined constructive for COVID-19 to date and over 1,37,000 have died as a result of illness, each of that are the most important numbers amongst all of the nations.

The massive variety of constructive circumstances, the president stated, is as a result of large testing efforts undertaken by his administration, extra intensive than another nation.

“We take a look at greater than anyone by far. And whenever you take a look at, you create circumstances. So we now have created circumstances. I can let you know that some nations, they take a look at when any individual walks right into a hospital sick or walks into possibly a physician’s workplace, however normally a hospital. That’s the testing they do, so they don’t have circumstances, whereas we now have all these circumstances. So, it’s a double-edged sword,” he stated.

On the identical time, the US has the bottom mortality fee or simply in regards to the lowest mortality fee as a result of illness on the earth, Trump added. “We’re doing an amazing job. We’re doing very effectively with vaccines and we’re doing very, very effectively with therapeutics. I feel we’re going to have some superb info popping out quickly,” he stated in response to a query.

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“However we now have the most effective and positively, by far, the largest testing programme wherever on the earth. If you happen to examined China or Russia or any of the bigger nations, for those who simply examined India, for instance, the best way we take a look at, you’ll see numbers that may be very shocking. Brazil too. You understand, Brazil goes by means of a giant drawback, however they don’t do testing like we do,” Trump stated.

“So we do the testing and by doing the testing, we now have great numbers of circumstances. For example, we now have completed 45 million assessments. If we did half that quantity, you’ll have half the circumstances most likely — round that quantity. If we did one other half of that, you’ll have half the numbers. Everybody can be saying, ”Oh, we’re doing so effectively on circumstances,” he added.

Responding to a query, Trump stated what China did to the world shouldn’t be forgotten.

“I feel what China has completed to the world with what occurred — the China plague — you may name it the China virus, you may name it no matter you need to name it. It has about 20 totally different names. What they did to the world shouldn’t be forgotten,” he stated.

The commerce take care of China that was signed early this 12 months stays intact, the president stated. “It’s intact, they (China) are shopping for. Whether or not they purchase or not, that’s as much as them. They’re shopping for,” he stated.

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