President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. The number of new coronavirus-related deaths in the United States is in full swing, with elections only taking place for a few days and COVID-19 cases rising across the country.
“I looked at the CDC data because I kept hearing about new infections, but I thought, why aren’t they talking about deaths? Because the numbers are almost nothing, ”Trump Jr told Fox News’ Ingraham corner Thursday night. “If you look at my Instagram, it’s almost nothing. We’re doing better than Europe in a positive way. We got it. “
On Thursday, the country reported more than 90,000 coronavirus infections a day since the pandemic was announced and about 1,000 deaths from COVID-19.
While doctors have made more progress in the treatment of COVID-19, meaning a smaller percentage of those hospitalized eventually die, mortality is slowly increasing and is expected to increase even more. in the coming weeks. An increase in the number of deaths is usually reported weeks after the cases start to increase, as people who are seriously ill are hospitalized and die.
Early Friday morning, the president repeated his son’s argument, on his tweet, “More experiment equates to more cases” and “Death in the DOWN way.”
The language is a continuation of what the president recently said during his campaign on the coronavirus, which he described as a “fake news media conspiracy theory” just days before the election. dispatch. The increase in cases cannot be attributed to more testing, as cases are spiking at a much higher rate and hospital admissions are continuing to increase. The death toll in America has surpassed more than 228,000, and the virus is on the rise in most states. Field hospitals are opening up in states like Wisconsin and Texas to deal with the rise in hospital admissions related to COVID-19.
Teams of doctors were quick to condemn Trump’s accusations this weekend that corrupt hospitals inflated the death toll for a profit. Jacqueline Fincher, president of the American College of Physicians, said in a presidential statement was a “blasphemy attack on the morality and professionalism of doctors”.
Experts have warned that colder weather across the country could lead to an increase in infections as people spend more time indoors. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Thursday that life in America probably won’t return to “normal” until 2022.
Trump’s campaign did not respond to comment on statements from the president and Trump Jr.