The United States has just reached its third highest peak ever recorded a new case of coronavirus, a number of States to record their own daily recordings and three are now taking the extraordinary measure of imposing quarantines to the citizens of the hotspots pandemic. The most powerful nation in the world does not have a coherent national strategy to deal with a new crisis viral peak, or the ability, or even willingness to take measures that could put an end to it.
It is also directed by a man who suggests by his actions and his attitudes that he does not care so much of the tragedy that unfolds.
Trump, who had previously predicted that a “miracle” would occur, or that the virus would disappear simply by warm weather, has again stated falsely on Wednesday that the danger was past – even with the nation rushing to another vertex in deadly infection. In his latest effort which is misleading to create a picture of normalcy, Trump has hosted the president of poland Andrzej Duda to the oval office.
“This is the first after Covid, after the beginning of the plague as I call it,” said Trump at his visitor, who was happy to play after having received a huge gift policy a visit a few days before a national election and with the approval. has noted “the end of the coronavirus”.
Instead, the attitude of the president seems to be transformed into an indifference insensitive.
Trump has long denied the worsening of the situation because of his bet failed to pressure for openings, aggressive State to revive the economy in which his hopes of re-election could depend on. He constantly flouted the advice on the mask-wearing and social distancing, insisted to be just about the only entity in the western world to organize events in a room that may transform into a super-diffusers fatal and almost never mentioned the victims of the pandemic.
His behavior is the cause of the extraordinary spectacle of a president a candidate for a second term of office, ignoring a national crisis massive that has killed tens of thousands of Americans and has no end in sight.
On Wednesday, Trump has sought its tactics of distraction familiar, accusing the democrats of supporting the protesters to be identified who, according to him, wanted to bring the statues of Jesus Christ, while he intensified the tactics of cultural warfare that he had adopted during the national calculation of the nation on the basis of race.
During a press conference Wednesday, Trump has largely ignored the huge and worsening of the national crisis. But he delivered his last prediction without evidence of great medical advances on the vaccines and therapies that are not yet supported by any evidence.
“I think you’re going to have a big surprise, a beautiful surprise, sooner than anyone would think. ”
The vice-chairman Mike Pence, head of the working group on the coronavirus of the White House who has not held a briefing in public with the senior health officials for weeks, has apparently sought to reverse the situation when he went to Capitol Hill for lunch with republican senators.
The republican senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, said that Pence had mentioned a lower rate of mortality due to the virus and that the supply of equipment, emergency protection in hospitals was in good condition.
Given the dire economic consequences of the closures imposed in order to bend the curve of infections several months ago, there will always be a limited tolerance to the closures in the long term. But the White House has long since given up to provide Americans with tips on how to prepare to venture out into the world.
Indeed, Trump has willingly ignored the advice of his own government on the time when the States could reopen safely.
The facts of the pandemic now show clearly that the States of the north-east of the country that have imposed restrictions are painful for their population for longer periods of time – such as New York and New Jersey – have been most successful in reducing infections. Those who have accepted with enthusiasm the opening of Trump – like Texas, Florida and Arizona – are rushing now to their own points of crisis.
An exception is California, which despite months of draconian measures of public health is always in the middle of his battle. The increase in infections in other States in opening also raises the dark possibility that even those who have carefully begun to resume their activities in the northeast and the Midwest will soon experience the infections increase.
A new battery of numbers of infection and projections academic reflected Wednesday on how the United States is destined to a duel intensifying with the virus, even as their economic competitors such as the european Union – are now considering a ban on visitors from the us and that has a population greater than the United States – begin to consider life after having managed to suppress the pandemic, at least for the moment.
Arizona is currently experiencing the largest number of new cases of coronavirus per capita of all the States of the country, and more than any other State outside of New York or the New Jersey has experienced, according to an analysis of CNN data from the Johns Hopkins University, which puts the rate at about 38 new cases per 100 000 people per day.
The republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, warned Wednesday in an interview with KFDA-TV that his state was facing a “massive outbreak” of the virus. Florida has earned another record daily, 5,500 new cases of Covid-19. The data of the CNN based on the figures collected by the Johns Hopkins University also noted that 26 States now have rates of infection in rise, 10 in which cases increases of 50% or more each and every day. Ten other States are stable, and 14 States will see new infections fall.
There is little direction coming from the political leaders, including those of the States most affected, who are reluctant to close to new economies and at the national level inside and outside of the White House. However, if the hospitalizations, and mortality rates begin to increase, as experts predict, the infected people becoming more sick in the coming weeks, there could be decisions in stressful and politically risky for the governors of the States regarding the restoration of some kind of restrictions on their citizens.
The republican governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, an ally of Trump, who refuses to wear a mask mandatory throughout the State, said on Tuesday: “In the end, we must trust people to make good decisions. ”
His fellow republicans of the Sunshine State in the Senate do not seem to have the best ideas.
“We’re not where we need to be,” said senator Rick Scott Wednesday, but while advocating the wearing of masks and social distancing, he added that the Floridiens were ” tired as the people tell them what to do.” Senator Marco Rubio, asked about the situation, said: “everyone should just wear a damn mask. ”
Health experts, including the forecasts on the evolution of the virus and the consequences of the re-opening of the States are found to be much more precise than those of the White House, seem increasingly to despair of what will unfold.
Dr. Leana Wen, emergency medicine physician and a visiting professor at the Milken School of Public Health, the George Washington University, warned that the sacrifices made by millions of Americans who had lost their jobs in closures, designed to flatten the curve of infections and to mitigate the pressure on the hospitals were wasted. .
“Unfortunately, we have re-opened too early,” said Wen to Don Lemon of CNN on Tuesday night. “We have also re-opened also the most secure way possible, and now we see these outbreaks across the country. We are essentially back to New York in march, except this time I do not think that there is the political will and public support for these closures to be able to control this virus against any outbreak. ”