President Donald Trump argued that it is “a badge of honour” that the US has the highest number of reported Covid-19 infections in the world.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the US has 1.5 million cases of coronavirus, with nearly 92,000 deaths. Russia is in second place, with nearly 300,000 cases confirmed. Mr Trump held his first Cabinet meeting on Monday since the start of the US outbreak.
The US had carried out 12.6 m coronavirus tests by Tuesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control, a federal agency. Mr Trump answered a question about whether he was considering a travel ban on Latin America, especially Brazil. There is now the third-highest number of cases reported in that country, following the US and Russia.
Democratic National Committee Criticizes Republican President
The Democratic National Committee criticized the comments of the Republican president, tweeting that the 1.5 million Covid-19 cases in the United States were “a complete leadership failure.” Although the US has carried out more volume-based studies than any other country, according to Our World in Data, a science publication based at Oxford University, it is not first in the world on a per capita basis. Its chart places the 16th in terms of research per 1,000 people worldwide, ahead of South Korea and behind the likes of Iceland, New Zealand, Russia and Canada.
As per the COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer-led project, the US has performed. It is between 300,000 and 400,000 tests daily during the last week.
The US has also registered the world’s most coronavirus deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University, it ranks sixth behind the likes of Belgium. The UK and France on a per capita basis. Test rates for coronavirus criticizing on both sides of the aisle. At last week’s Senate hearing, a Republican, Mitt Romney attacked the country’s testing record. It claims it was “nothing to celebrate about” because, he said, “We walked through water in March in February.”