New coronavirus cases hit another single-day record high yesterday, which the Trump administration says “we just have to live with”—but we wouldn’t have to if it weren’t for Trump’s failed response.
New coronavirus cases just hit another daily record high, and the true number of infections could be 10 times higher than the confirmed case count.
NPR: “With numbers spiking across southern states, the U.S. set a daily record for new COVID-19 cases Thursday in a return to figures not seen since late April.”
NBC News: “The true number of Americans who’ve been infected with COVID-19 may top 20 million, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Kudlow said yesterday that we’re just going to have to live with that.
KUDLOW: “We’re going to have hotspots, there is no question… We just have to live with that.”
KUDLOW: “Texas, Florida, Arizona, the Carolinas, some difficult points… And I must say, we’re going to have to—you know, we’re going to have to live with this from time to time.”
Meanwhile, Trump continued to downplay the importance of testing by repeating the same lie that if we did less testing there wouldn’t be any cases.
TRUMP: “If we didn’t test we wouldn’t have cases. But we have cases because we test.”
TRUMP: “If we didn’t do testing, we’d have no cases.”
As states plead for help, Trump refuses to provide it. Instead, he is declaring victory and going about business as usual.
Politico: “States plead for help while White House touts success in curbing virus”
Politico: “Top political officials in Florida, Arizona, Texas and numerous other states are grappling with a rapid surge in coronavirus cases, facing the threat of an out-of-control outbreak that washes over their citizens and overwhelms their health care systems. Top political officials in the White House say it’s business as usual from their perspective.”
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