Coronavirus: Trump warns death rate near “horrible point” as best doctor talks about “Pearl Harbor moment” | US News


President Donald Trump warned that the United States would reach a “horrible point” in terms of death rates, as one of the country’s top doctors said the country should prepare for tragedy levels reminiscent of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the September 11 attacks.

the WE The leader showed glimpses of optimism at a White House coronavirus briefing on Sunday, saying the United States was witnessing a “stabilization” of the crisis in some of the country’s hotspots for the epidemic.

However, he said the United States would reach a “horrible point” in terms of daily deaths, saying that projections of the total number of deaths related to the infection “could be high.”

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“We will reach a horrible point in terms of death from coronavirus, but from that moment things will start to change. We are very close to that level, “said Mr. Trump.

The number of cases across the United States reached at least 331,151 on Sunday with approximately 9,441 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Trump began the Sunday briefing by addressing Boris Johnson’s hospitalization for precautionary testing after suffering persistent symptoms of COVID-19, including high temperature, 10 days after being tested positive for highly contagious respiratory infection.

Trump said he “hoped” that the Prime Minister would recover, adding that Johnson was a “strong man.”

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson
Donald Trump described Boris Johnson as a “friend” and “great leader”

Trump said the U.S. has tested and received results for approximately 1.67 million Americans for COVID-19, and that the decline in deaths in New York may be a good sign.

“It’s much more than any country could do,” he said.

He then said, “We see light at the end of the tunnel. Things happen, things happen.

President Donald Trump reacts to a question during the daily briefing of the Coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, United States, on April 4, 2020

Trump warns of ‘many more deaths’ to come

“We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and we hope that in the not too distant future, we will be very proud of the work that we have all accomplished.”

The hardest-hit state, New York, reported Sunday that deaths had declined slightly from the previous day for the first time in a week, but there were still nearly 600 new deaths and more than 7,300 cases .

“It may be a good sign,” Trump told reporters, referring to the decline in deaths.

He said the federal government would deliver 600,000 N95 respirators to New York on Monday, as well as 200,000 additional masks to Suffolk County in New York.

Trump also revealed that the United States had tested and received results for 1.67 million Americans and that the United States government had bought a “huge amount” of hydroxychloroquine – an antimalarial drug – after some very strong signs , it helps fight against coronavirus infections.

He added that the use of erythromycin to treat coronavirus needs to be looked at very closely.

New York doctors struggle to save patient
New York doctors struggle to save patient

It was then that the British chief physician, surgeon general Jerome Adams, warned on Sunday that the nation would be affected by the hardest and saddest week of its life because of the coronavirus.

Offering a blunt warning of the expected wave of virus deaths, he told CNN, “It will be the hardest and saddest week in the life of most Americans, quite frankly.

“It’s going to be our time in Pearl Harbor, our time of September 11, but it’s not going to be localized. It will happen all over the country. And I want America to understand that. “

And despite the slight drop in deaths in New York, intensive care admissions and the number of patients needing breathing tubes, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned that it was too early to tell the significance of these figures.

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Trump said he wanted the US economy to function normally by Easter – April 12 – but, with the number of virus cases growing exponentially, he did not repeat it at his press conferences this week-end.

On Saturday, he warned that the Americans were headed for what could be their “toughest weeks,” with “many dead expected.


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