The United States faces an acceleration of coronavirus infections three days before the presidential election, after registering in the last 24 hours a record 94,000 daily cases, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
The country, the most affected in the world in the number of positives and deaths due to coronavirus, also registered 919 new deaths, bringing the number to almost 230,000, according to the count carried out by the Johns Hopkins University.
The total of officially detected cases in the United States currently exceeds nine million, and the situation is more difficult in the North and the Midwest.
Yesterday President Donald Trump again minimized the severity of the coronavirus, which he himself infected and recovered. “We just want to get back to normal.”
“If you catch it, you will get better and then you will be immune,” he launched to supporters in Michigan, in one of his acts of the campaign for his re-election.
In addition, he blamed the health personnel for the death toll: “Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid. I mean that our doctors are very smart people. So what they do is say ‘I’m sorry, but everyone dies from Covid.’
Your rival, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, insisted that Trump “waved the white flag” of surrender to the virus.
Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid. I mean that our doctors are very smart people.
A statistical model of the evolution of the outbreak now predicts that the first world power will have about 399,000 deaths from coronavirus by February 1, which is 15,000 more than in the last estimate last week, if it does not adopt strong restrictions.
The Institute for Statistics and Medical Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine (IHME), which develops the model, said that by mid-January, 2,250 people will die a day.
The IHME warned that the scenario for February 1 could be much worse without new and strong restrictive measures.
“If the United States does not react to these increasing numbers by reimposing (confinement) orders, accumulated deaths could reach 514,000 by that same date,” the institute said in the latest update of its projections.
“Increasing the use of face masks may delay the need for additional social distancing orders and save 62,000 lives by February 1,” they concluded.