- We have done everything we could to tackle this virus, but the reality is that it has forced our nation to its knees.
Such is the assessment from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield at a hearing in Washington with representatives of the Trump camp.
at the same time, he invites the politicians and in particular Donald Trump to give them more funds to tackle the coronavirus, which has now struck more than 2.3 million americans, while over 121.000 have lost their lives.
- We get enough to spend seven trillion us dollars (about 46.000.000.000.000 or 46 trillion Danish kroner ed.) on a small virus, he says.
Additionally, he points out that in a long time has been underinvesteret in the health system, core functions, both at a state and a federal level.
Robert Redfield. Photo: Sarah Silbiger//AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
Message from Robert Redfield comes in the wake of the u.s. topsundhedsrådgiver Anthony Fauci report on the 'alarming increase'.
- In several parts of the country, we are seeing alarming increases in smittetallet, which is the result of several different factors, says Fauci, who is the director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases.
Especially in the states of Florida, Texas and Arizona, where there have not previously been big spread of infection, are now harder to hit, and generally have 25 states Tuesday local time, higher smittetal than last week.
- For some days ago there were 30,000 newly infected (in one day, red.). It worries me very much. The next few weeks will be critical in dealing with the smittestigningerne in Texas, Florida, Arizona and other states, says Anthony Fauci.
121.217 have died with the virus, and 647.548 is raskmeldte.
Meanwhile, Fauci and co. had meeting in Washington was Donald Trump on a visit to the mexican border. Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix