The United States government’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday he disagreed with President Donald Trump’s assessment that the country has “rounded the corner” on the pandemic, warning that the crisis may final until the end of 2021.
Fauci, the outspoken director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the USA was once starting the flu season with a high baseline of around 40,000 new Covid-19 cases a day and deaths are averaging around 1,000 day by day.
“The statistics… they’re disturbing,” Fauci told MSNBC. “Whether you’re talking approximately getting back to some extent of normality which resembles where we were prior to Covid, it’s going to be mannered into 2021, perhaps even towards the end of 2021.”
UN: One of the most greatest challenges in history
The UN General Meeting said in a new resolution the coronavirus pandemic represents some of the greatest challenges since the establishment of the UN. “The General Meeting recognises that the Covid-19 pandemic is without doubt one of the greatest global challenges in the history of the United Nations,” the text of the resolution adopted said.
The complete number of Covid-19 cases worldwide has crossed the 28 million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tally, while global fatalities has surpassed 916,000.
Biden slams Trump’s visit to Nevada as ‘reckless’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday slammed US President Donald Trump’s “reckless” decision to hold a rally in Reno, the venue for which needed to be changed because the event breached native Covid-19 restrictions.
The Republican incumbent will speak on Saturday evening in the city in Nevada, a an important swing state ahead of the November 3 election.