The United States (US) is currently facing its worst disaster since the September 11 or 9/11 tragedy. The worst disaster was the corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) originating from Wuhan, China.
The United States now has the most positive cases of corona (Covid-19) in the world. The numbers exceeded China as the initial epicenter, Italy, and South Korea, which became the corona virus hotspot.
On Friday (3/27/2020), data from the Worldometer said the number of cases in the US was 85,377. This figure far exceeds China with 81,340 cases, also Italy with 80,589 cases.
More than 1,296 US citizens died because of Covid-19. Some experts say the main thing that led to the high positive number of Covid-19 is Trump’s late policy.
Jeffrey Sachs, professor and director of the Center of Sustainable Development at Columbia University said that there are fundamental differences between China and the US in handling corona cases.
“China has broken the chain of viruses with a lockdown that began in Wuhan on January 23, and now there are only a few dozen more cases every day,” Sachs was quoted as saying in his opinion article on CNN.
Meanwhile the United States, he continued, did not break the chain of distribution. “Trump is very late in handling this. Even with an analysis from scientists, the US might face 81,000 deaths in July, “he added.
The analysis was conducted by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. “Trump has direct responsibility for America’s unpreparedness and failure to face a pandemic. Once the corona virus entered, Trump heeded it, “he added.