President Donald Trump indicated that no vaccine is required for coronavirus treatment, revealing the expected rise in the nation’s death toll simultaneously. He said that the virus will “go away without a vaccine.”
“There are some viruses or flus that came and they went for a vaccine, and they never found the vaccine. And they’ve disappeared. They never showed up again. They die too, like everything else,” Trump said at an event with Republican lawmakers.
“They say it’s going to go – that doesn’t mean this year – doesn’t mean it’s going to be gone, frankly, by fall or after the fall,” he said. “But eventually it’s going to go away.”
Trump stated that the death rate is expected to reach 95,000 or even more in the country in the coming days. He addressed this expectation as part of his revelations on the unemployment rate in the U.S. that has risen to 14.7 percent, which is up from 3.5 percent in February, accounting for 20 million people facing the loss of jobs in April.
The expected figures were revealed by Trump following the two back-to-back cases reported in the White House – one is of Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller and another of one of the president’s personal valets. Miller, who is also the wife of White House immigration adviser and speechwriter Stephen Miller, and Trump associate being COVID-19 positive are likely to take the infection within the innermost circle of the White House. Per the latest update, the death toll was already 77, 000 and more with approximately 1.3 million infected cases, 29, 000 being the new cases reported on Friday itself.
Amidst the worsening conditions of the nation, the US state department was found accusing China and Russia on Friday for spreading untrue narratives over the pandemic. It stated that Beijing was implementing Moscow’s improved techniques “in the realm of propaganda.”
“Even before the COVID-19 crisis, we assessed a certain level of coordination between Russia and the PRC in the realm of propaganda,” state department’s global engagement center’s coordinator, Lea Gabrielle, said. “But with this pandemic, the cooperation has accelerated rapidly,” she added.