The USA: United States report more than 150,000 corona deaths
The United States has more than 4.3 million infected people and the number of deaths has also reached a new high.
In the United States, more than 150,000 people have died as a result of coronavirus infection. The threshold was exceeded, according to the “New York Times“. Accordingly, 150,340 fatalities and more than 4.3 million cases of infection were registered by afternoon (local time) – by far the highest numbers worldwide.
The number of victims in the United States, a country with around 330 million inhabitants, is the highest in absolute numbers worldwide to date. Brazil currently ranks second with almost 90,000 deaths. Relative to the number of inhabitants, however, the number of victims in Belgium, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and Sweden is higher than in the United States.
In the United States, the number of corona infections had declined in the meantime, but then rise again drastically. Among other things, experts attribute this to a too rapid loosening of the corona restrictions. There are currently around 60,000 new infections every day. More than 1,500 people died on Tuesday. States in the south such as Texas and Florida, but also California on the west coast are particularly affected.
Critics blame President Donald Trump’s crisis management for dramatic development. The right-wing populist had initially reduced the risk of the virus for a long time – and then insisted on a quick return to normality in order to get the economy going again in the election year 2020.
Criticism of Trump’s crisis management
For a long time; the president and his surroundings also made fun of wearing protective masks. Trump now also recommends protective masks; however he only carries them himself in exceptional cases and continues to send contradictory messages.
The President recently shared a controversial video on Twitter; in which doctors provide misleading information about Covid-19 and describe the wearing of protective masks as unnecessary. The video was deleted by several social networks; including false information; as were the president’s tweets.
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